Saturday, September 27, 2008

How to buy meat

Real Food News You Can Use: How to buy meat. 
Dr. Heidi 5 min AUDIO here (5 mins).
"I'm an omnivore. I've read all the stories about red meat. And more here. How do I buy the good red meat?"
Here's the definition of good red meat.
Good read meat comes from grass-fed animals. Grass-fed animals are pastured. [NOT pasteurized - but pastured.] This, my omnivore friends, you CAN eat. I do.

Grass-fed animals are allowed to forage and graze in pastures - on grass and other stuff on the grounds. Eating what they eat naturally. They're not force fed corn and soy, and not shot full of antibiotics and growth hormones. Because they're not sick like most of the feedlot cows in America are.
Good meat shopping tip: When shopping for meat, ASK the meat person:
Do you have 100% grass-fed beef?
If not, find a local farmer. They'll have grass fed beef. Google local farmers in YOUR CITY or check for local farmers online at Local Harvest or the Weston A Price Foundation.

Until you find a farmer or grass-fed beef source, at the very minimum, to preserve your body, ask for meats from animals that have not been fed antibiotics and hormones. Ask at the meat counter.

P.S. For the story on good meat, bad meat See here.

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