Why Pasture Raised?
Pasture raised products are showing up more and more in health-oriented as well as some more standard grocery stores as well and at farmer's markets. Why is this? Of course products will increase if they are in demand and for some reason people seem to be becoming more aware that grass fed or pasture raised is the way to go for health. A big problem in the US primarily is that we feed our animals what is cheap and will fatten them up the fastest instead of what makes them healthy. Previous to factor farming, animals mainly were raised in pastures and were much healthier. If you go to Europe, where factory farming is not done you will notice how much better the food is. But maybe the market is causing a change here. People are starting to realize that eating better food is perhaps the best way to stay healthy. Next I will discuss more specific reasons pasture raised products are better.
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Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond