America’s small farmers are once again under attack, this time by a new draft guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that threatens to eliminate truly free-range and pastured poultry and eggs. Entitled “Questions and Answers Regarding the Final Rule, Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation, Continue reading
Worried about eating beef? Don’t like all the bad press you’ve heard about red meat and disease? But what if you’d like to use red meat as a source of nutrients? Beef is, after all, the number one food source of protein, zinc, and vitamin B12, according to some researchers.
You probably know that most of the bad press centered around red meat concerns its saturated fat content. And before you protest that beef contains too much saturated fat, here are some points to consider. The cattle industry feeds their animals either grain or grass. This gives you a choice: buy grain-fed beef or buy grass-fed beef. The wisest choice is most certainly grass-fed beef. It even trumps so-called “organic” meat. In a nutshell, the difference lies in the fat content of the meat. Grass-fed cattle have Continue reading