Grass-Fed Food and Facts

When I wrote about my preference for organic, grass-fed meat, Jo Robinson from the US sent along the link to a directory of producers. At first glance, I thought Eat Wild listed strictly US companies, but on closer examination, I discovered it also lists Canadian producers. That’s great news!

The directory uses a map to help users identify producers who live nearby. It’s not immediately apparent, but scroll down on the home page and you can click the word “Canada” above the map of the US, which will take you to the Canadian directory.

In addition to helping you find local producers, Eat Wild is a wealth of information on everything from the basics of grass-fed to detailed information on the environmental and food safety benefits, along with the science behind the claims.

After seeing one too many documentaries showing the cruel treatment of animals who are raised on factory farms, I’m also pleased to see that proper care of the animals is a big part of what goes into running a grass-fed farm operation.

It might seem like it’s all about the animals, but there are benefits to farmers, too. Taking a more balanced approach to farming makes for animals that are healthier and require less medication. They also need less purchased feed, increasing the likelihood of profitability for farmers. And farmers directly benefit from a reduction their own illness due to exposure to hazardous chemicals and high concentrations of animal waste products.