Grass-Fed Beef

Cows are cows?

Not really.

How they were raised matters. A lot.

Yes. Grass-fed is more expensive. And yes. Grass-fed is worthwhile.

Here are some ideas for making it more affordable. Some of the tips in the article may work for you. And remember, when you take a look at the benefits associated with eating pasture-raised beef, maybe you’ll think that saving money by buying cheaper, grain-raised beef is not such a good idea, and you’d rather investigate other ways to be frugal without compromising your family’s health.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/grass-vs-gran-does-it-matter-what-the-cow-ate-zbcz1610

 

Australia beats the USA. But not by much.

Get ready to be surprised. Or maybe you had figured it out already? If you had ever wondered where do people eat more meat, this article gives you some good data. Ever wondered which are the countries that consume the most meat?

http://www.businessinsider.com/where-do-people-eat-the-most-meat-2016-10

 

Who cares?

Consumers do. Besides taste and price, production practices matter to today’s consumers, and that includes animal welfare. 

https://wlj.net/article-permalink-13290.html

 

The power of a label.

Do our beliefs about how the beef was raised affect our opinion about its taste? According to this study, tasters who were given samples labeled “Factory farmed” rated it worse than those whose samples read “ Humanly farmed.” But… All the meat was actually the same.

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/happy-animals-make-tastier-meat-or-least-we-think-they-do


 

“The first step is to educate the public. An educated consumer base will make informed decisions…"

We agree, of course. And that's why we share relevant news and trends. But sometimes all you want to know is that the food you've chosen because it's healthier, more natural, free of additives, has no hormones, etc. etc., is also really YUMMY. And when that happens, it's a real WIN/WIN, isn't it?

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2016/07/12/trade-commercial-bird-for-freedom-loving-pasture-raised-meat

 

Define “Grass,” please.

If grass-fed is important to you, when you buy meat labeled that way maybe you want to check where it comes from – and think. Is there really fresh green grass available there, all 12 months of the year? Hmmm… Maybe we should take a closer look at “grass.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tunedin/what-to-know-about-grass-fed-beef/vp-BBvYwKy

 

Does “grass-fed” mean the cattle is pasture-raised and feasts only on fresh all-natural green grass – even if the land in that state is covered by snow during the winter?

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/happy-animals-make-tastier-meat-or-least-we-think-they-do

 

Sometimes grass-fed is not 100% grass fed. 

If grass-fed is important to you, when you buy meat labeled that way maybe you want to check where it comes from – and think. Is there really fresh green grass available there, all 12 months of the year? Hmmm…

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tunedin/what-to-know-about-grass-fed-beef/vp-BBvYwKy