Holy cow! Support this promising solution to climate change

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We share our planet with almost two billion cows. They are a source of milk, meat and cheese, but also methane gas and other greenhouse gases. These gases contribute to global warming, which in turn has far-reaching consequences for humans, animals and nature. We must act now to keep our planet habitable!


Twelve talented students from the Maastricht Science Programme are working on a groundbreaking, animal-friendly solution: a nutritional product for cows that contains genetic building blocks from certain seaweeds. These building blocks instruct the bacteria that produce methane in cows to curtail production. As a result, the cows emit up to 90% less greenhouse gases.


Unfortunately, the students lack the required funding for the research and development of this innovative product. To achieve their goal, they need your support! Will you help?

Contribute to this important step in the fight against climate change!


Fun fact: the students intend to enter this project in the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition, a prestigious contest held in Paris focused on the use of synthetic biology to address challenges in society.


UM Crowd is part of University Fund Limburg/SWOL. This Fund is a recognized 'algemeen nut beogende instelling' (ANBI). This hallmark means that your donation is, in principle, tax deductable. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail with a proof of payment after your donation. Click here for more information about ANBI.

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25-07-2021 | 23:28
25-07-2021 | 09:17 So so proud of my girl, Maaike Hersov for being pet of this amazing team. Well done tram for coming up with such an amazing project! All the best!
24-07-2021 | 09:57 We believe that it is crucial to bridge the gap between intention and action, if we are to help creat the brighter future we all want! We truly live in unprecedented times where we have a multitude of opportunities to use donations to significantly improve the lives of others. We can all chip in to make this happen. Our present actions can significantly affect an astronomical number of people later on. It is crucial that we, collectively, take action to prevent disastrous events from destroying or seriously harming all life on our planet. Like animals, people in the far (or even the near) future cannot vote, lobby, or fund research into ways that we can prevent existential risk in the present. Their voices quite literally do not exist. And yet, morally speaking, their wellbeing is also important. Be the change you want to see in our world! We’re rooting for you IGEM Maastricht team! 💚
15-07-2021 | 16:32
15-07-2021 | 16:31