Grass fed beef is in trouble. The Agriculture Department has proposed a standard for grass-fed meat that doesn't say animals need pasture and that broadly defines grass to include things like leftovers from harvested crops. This proposal is so loose that it would let more conventional ranchers slap a grass-fed label their beef, too. This is exacty what they are shooting for of course, so that grass fed beef will be a term that means nothing anymore. Big agricorp doesn't want to let their cows … [Read more...]
Healthy Grass-fed Beef
Beef from a cow raised on pasture is a safer choice than feedlot beef, offers richer flavor and more nutrition, and is even healthier for you than a chicken breast. Here are five benefits of eating pasture-raised cattle: Grass-fed beef is one-third to three times leaner than conventional grain-fed beef, and as a consequence has fewer calories, too. Grass-fed beef has two to four times more essential omega-3 fatty acids than feedlot beef. It also contains more beta carotene, vitamin E and … [Read more...]
Stop Factory Farm Dairy Feedlots from Labeling Their Products as "USDA Organic"
Several online petitions are making the rounds today as the news hits that the USDA is deliberately refusing to take action against factory farms who are unethically selling their products as "organic." No doubt they are being pressured big time by the conventional agriculture business to weaken the organic foods laws and make it easier for them to profit from the organic market while making no real changes to the way they farm. As a consumer I am outraged! Unscrupulous "organic" dairy farms … [Read more...]