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'Better' Burgers Worse For Your Health, No Better For The Climate

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home
Elliott Negin

Americans' love affair with beef has consequences beyond our borders. According to Boucher's 2012 study, U.S. beef consumption helps drive tropical deforestation, which is now responsible for about 10 percent of the world's carbon emissions. As demand for beef goes up worldwide, so does deforestation.

Conventional vs. Grass-fed Beef

Steve Ells | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Steve Ells

Most of the U.S. grass-fed beef that meets our standards is simply not produced in sufficient quantities to meet our demand. That's why we want to encourage more American ranchers to make the transition to raising cattle entirely on grass.

Why Your 'Organic' Meat And Dairy Isn't So Organic This Year

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

Your organic meat and dairy isn’t quite as organic as it was last year. A variance issued last month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is all...

Grass Fed vs. Regular Burgers: Which Tastes Better?

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Taste

We take our burgers very seriously.

Is Grass-Fed Beef Worth the Extra Money?

BuiltLean | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

There are many reasons why consumers with the means to do so should select grass-fed over conventional beef. If the decision is based on perceived health benefits, then the studies suggest they might be right.

Hole on the Range

Bill Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Reed

Raising grass-fed beef is easy. Cows love grass and grass loves cows. The hard part is bringing cattle to market weight on grass -- rather than fattening them in feedlots for the last six months of their lives -- because you need cowboys to do it.

Cooking With Grass-fed Beef

Gwen Edwards | Posted 10.07.2013 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

Grass-fed cows are often raised on grass within a few months of harvesting, then shipped to the mainland to get fat or "finished" in a feed lot. Grass-finished cows have eaten grass their whole lives.

Big Island Celebrates Hawaiian Agriculture

Gwen Edwards | Posted 11.30.2013 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

Last year I tried Mt. Oysters (bull testicles) for the first time. They weren't bad, plus I like the idea of using the whole animal. If we are going to eat meat it makes sense not to waste it.

Why I Can't Raise a $1 Cheeseburger

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Forrest Pritchard

How can we really know what's 'expensive' or 'cheap' until we recognize that grass-fed and grain-fed beef are distinctly different products? Here, a professional farmer redefines the term 'Value Meal.'

Slow Food 2.0: Make Every Bite Count

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.10.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Eating slowly makes dining into a spiritual and philosophical matter; each bite is like saying grace

Why Health Food Is Not In My Future

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Last night we went to an Italian restaurant. The food was delicious but by the time we got home my stomach felt like it had been inflated with a bicycle pump. I hung my tongue out, airing my taste buds. 'Too much garlic,' I said. This happens all the time. We have a nice dinner and then we suffer.

Holiday Recipes: Cook With the Seasons

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 01.30.2013 | Taste
The Nature Conservancy in California

What better time than the holiday season to celebrate the bounty of California? To make it easy for you, the Conservancy asked chefs and food producers to share a favorite recipe that features sustainable, seasonal ingredients.

How To Eat Well In Brazil

Julie Meyer, RD | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Julie Meyer, RD

I enlisted native dietitian and natural chef Anna Maria Forcelini to share some tips on how to experience Brazil's bountiful fresh local foods and unique national cuisine while still maintaining a mostly nutritious, balanced diet.

Drought-Proofing Our Diet

Wendy Gordon | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

As the drought drives up prices on all corn-derived products, including milk, eggs, beef and processed foods, now seems like a good time to ask ourselves whether a diet so dependent on corn makes any sense.

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

Menuism | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
Menuism

Some consider meat eating unethical for various reasons. Here are the top five reasons why you should go ahead and enjoy real, grass-finished beef.

How to Buy Grass-fed Meats

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Marilyn Noble, Communications Director, American Grassfed Association Grass-fed meats are showing up everywhere--in grocery stores, ...

Grassfed Meat: Making the Right Choices

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We hope to explain the problems with feedlot farming systems, but also the significant solutions that real grassfed farming can offer, and why it is important to choose a "grassfed" label that really means what it says.

Why Grass-Fed Beef Is Better For Your Health

Menuism | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Menuism

Even if you know nothing about raising pigs, doesn't common sense make you wonder how healthy the pigs are in the first place if that much antibiotic is needed?

Artisan Beef 101: How To Choose The Best

Menuism | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Menuism

By John Brady, Artisan Beef Expert for Menuism.com Having beef for dinner? Beef is one of the most versatile ingredients around. Will you have a ste...

And You Thought Your Beef Was Grass-Fed...

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Almost halfway through our 6 month journey across America, we found a place where it would be easy to never leave. The beauty of Montana is stunning,...

What's So Great About Grass-Fed Beef?

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

When thinking of topics to cover next, I realized that I hadn't done anything on grass-fed beef. This method of rearing animals is one of the corners...

If A Meat Processing Plant Made A Music Video

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

If a meat processing plant made a music video it might look something like this. Filmed at Lorentz Meats in Cannon Falls Minnesota and featuring the ...

Grass-Fed Gripes: Problems With Our Eating Cul

Peter Meehan in the New York Times Magazine | SEEING THINGS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With some prodding, the butcher explained that hogget is meat from a sheep that is older than a lamb and younger than the animals that make mutton. It...

Beware the Myths of Feedlot Marketeers

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Industrialized animal agriculture has a lot to answer for when it comes to its impact on animal welfare, the environment, and the livelihood of family farms.

Short Film Reveals The Secret Life of Beef

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

It doesn't have to be all doom-and-gloom. We as consumers still have options, which, over time, can change our economy.