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Research by the USDA on systems of caring for dairy cattle shows that a pasture-raised herd improves air and water quality significantly when compared to cattle in a confined animal-feeding operation (CAFO).
The American Heart Association (AHA) has partnered with the Beef Board, the USDA-managed program that markets beef, to put the association’s HeartCheck symbol on three cuts of lean beef. But just because a food is low in saturated fat and cholesterol does not mean it’s healthy.
Since large deer populations are well known to wreak havoc on forest ecosystems, I’d always assumed that eating venison was good for the environment. But if deer hunting can sometimes increase deer numbers, can wild venison be considered a sustainable meat?
Over the past few years, I’ve noticed more and more poultry and eggs being marketed as “vegetarian fed.” While I’ve always wondered what this label means, now that I work on a farm, I’ve really started to question it.
[social_buttons] Besides being happier birds, pasture-raised chickens produce eggs that are more nutrient-dense than their industrial counterparts. Their yolks are intensely orange (from the caratenoids found in green grass) and they have stronger structural integrity than the eggs you can buy at the supermarket. Plus, an egg from a grass-fed chicken tastes a whole lot […]