Not everyone has access to grass-fed beef, or their exposure is limited to products like ground beef. Currently, only 1% of the total beef consumed in the United States is 100% grass-fed. My goal is to make grass-fed beef (and now, organic chicken) more accessible to all my patients suffering with chronic disease.
What do we mean by "grass-fed" meat? According to Slanker Farms "There are many misleading labels in the food industry." Just because a label states that meat is "free range," "natural," "organic," "lean," "heart friendly", "select," "choice," or "prime" doesn't mean that it's actually grass-fed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture considers grain-fed and organic meat to be "natural" meat products. In most cases those nice sounding meat products have been grain-fed, grain-supplemented, or grain-finished. In the same vein, some producers think that if their cattle are on pasture and are fed "only a little" grain as a "supplementation" they still qualify for the grass-fed label. Not so in our book! But the USDA's rule book is more lenient. Here is another option to receive organic meat from an organic farm SLANKER Farms who also has an excellent educational web site!