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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Where to Find Grass Fed Beef and Why

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Grass fed beef is the superior, natural fed beef.  Period.

Today, most beef you buy from the supermarkets are from a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.)  

This means they are not allowed to free range on pasture for their natural feed (GRASS), but they are confined to small lots and fed grains (corn is the main grain among others=unnatural.)  

Google search CAFOs if you aren't familiar with them, it will bring a whole new awareness of our "industrialized" food.

Click here watch this short 15 min. video about the concerns of CAFO meat.

This is very sad to me and comes with many health concerns such as:  unnatural use of antibiotics and hormones, possible E. coli bacteria formations from a diet of grains.  Not only is grass fed beef naturally higher in Omega 3 fatty acids it is lower in the overall fat percentage it contains, and higher in vitamins and minerals; all among the thought of a humane life on a pasture.  

Confined lot beef is higher in Omega 6 fatty acids - which most people already consume way too much of.

Please click on the links below to read more about how pastured products compare with industrialized products...but be sure you have some time, because the information is overwhelming!

To read more about the Health Benefits of Grass Fed Products, click here.

To locate grass fed beef, and other pastured animal products, in YOUR area, click here.

Click here for another source for LOCAL pastured meat and eggs, plus more!

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