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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 09:33 AM
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116. Actually ruminants don't get all of those vitamins/proteins from the grass they eat
that is simply a food source for the bacteria in their rumen that processes it for them.

So to live off a strictly plant based diet they had to adapt their intestine to use bacterial labor to stay healthy.

We could do that too with some selective breeding and a few thousand/hundred thousand generations.
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