For example, rotating cattle through pastures by allowing them to intensively graze on young, shooting grass builds an inch of fertile top soil every year!
That’s because grass grows down as well as up. When a cow walks by and chews off the top of the grass, the plant sheds an equal amount of roots. Compare that to the standard way we feed industrialized cattle, where we lose up to 6 inches of top soil each year growing a giant sea of corn!
Plus, cows poop. Their manure fertilizes the field and eliminates the need for any synthetic petro-chemical inputs. How’s that for solving the overwhelming waste management pollution problem of confined animal feeding operations?
nThis video (essentially a commercial for Argentinian grass-fed beef) does a great job highlighting both the environmental and health benefits of grass-fed cattle:
So, do yourself AND your world a favor and eat Real Meat!
Where can I find grass-fed meats?
First, check out our Resources Page to find local farmers markets and ranchers who may have pastured meats available for sale. If that search doesn’t bear any fruit, check out the best online source for grass-fed meats — U. S. Wellness Meats.
They sell grass-fed beef and bison, free-range poultry, foraged pigs, wild caught seafood, as well as raw Amish cheeses and butter from pastured cows. Shipping is FREE (or, as they say, included in the cost of the meat), but there is a $7.50 handling charge on every order. Of course, the more you buy, the more you’ll save in handling fees. Plus when they have sales, you can get some pretty awesome deals.
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