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We Are What We Eat, and So Are the Cows

We Are What We Eat, and So Are the Cows

We know, you’re tired of hearing about a healthier this or that. It usually means more cash out of your pocket. But before you dismiss grass-fed beef, consider the fact that cows are what they eat.
 
Most beef comes from feed-lot cows raised on a corn-based diet, despite the fact that nature intended them to eat grass. Why? Because corn is cheaper and gives the beef that desirable, marbled texture. Eating a grain-based diet makes them sick, but no worries—the feed lots counter this and other health risks with various medications and antibiotics. The resulting manure is so toxic, even the farmers don’t want it.

Considering what feed-lot beef might have in it, and more importantly, what grass-fed beef does—more nutrients, including two to six times more Omega-3s—isn’t it worth the extra bucks? It actually tastes better, too.

Note: “Grass-fed” can be misleading if it’s used to refer to the limited grazing all cows do early in life. “Grass-finished” means grass, the whole grass and nothing but the grass.

Posted: 3/14/09
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susan4

MORE THAN WHAT THEY EAT, ALL THE COWS REALLY WANT IS FOR YOU TO STOP KILLING THEM SO YOU CAN EAT THEM AND WEAR THEM.

  • By susan4
  • on 3/20/09 3:46 PM EST
thenewme2

I have nothing against grass fed beef, but I would like to know where you got your facts for this article.

Feedlots do not feed corn because it is cheaper.

This grain based diet does not make cattle sick.

The by product (manure) is not toxic, most farmers use it on their fields to fertilize their crops. (Does anyone know what "Organic" really means)?

That desired marbled texture is what gives beef its flavor. Therefore grass fed beef doesn't necessarily taste better.

2-6 times more Omega 3's????

Oh, and beef doesn't come directly from "cows", milk does.

Eat beef as part of a balance diet--after all it is what nature intended!!

lilliede81

Most Americans eat too much protien each day.

Why not buy less grass-fed beef? The amount spent for higher priced grass-fed beef with less total weight, may be about equal with the corn-fed beef purchased at lower prices but higher weight.

runninggirl6249

To make this simple, STOP EATING MEAT!!!! IT IS VIOLENT, UNETHICAL, AND A GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEM!!!!