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5 Ethical Reasons To Add Grass-Fed Beef To Your Diet

Posted: 05/29/2012 9:26 am

by John Brady, Beef Expert for the Menuism Beef Blog

Some consider meat eating unethical due to its environmental impact, animal cruelty, human health issues or various other reasons. They might like to enjoy an occasional juicy, grilled beef steak, but can't quite justify it. If this includes you, here are my top five reasons why you should go ahead and enjoy real, grass-finished beef.

Grass-fed, grass-finished. That's my beef. Enjoy!

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For 50 years now, the medical world has been warning us about the hazard of red meat to your cholesterol and arteries. It's time to get updated. That warning is tied directly to the timeline of the rise of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) that rely on unnatural diets of high carbohydrates, generally corn. By contrast, the recent return to pre-1960s era beef, i.e. grass-finished beef, has led to a beef product that is literally native to our diet and naturally provides healthy protein and fats.

Photo by Flickr user Alex E. Proimos.

John Brady is one of a now-rare breed of farmer-ranchers who comes from an unbroken chain of family farmers going back multiple generations. He is the third generation currently farming the same land in Idaho. After earning a degree in Agronomy and a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, borrowing money and participating in USDA farm commodity programs during the 1970s, he has finally overcome most of that to be a maverick in doing things the "new old-fashioned" way, working with nature to raise beef the way it was intended: on grass, legumes and forage. Watch John move cows at BradysBeef.com, read the Brady's Beef blog and keep up to date on all things Brady's Beef on Twitter.

 

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