Why Organic

How & Why Eating Organic Beef is Better for You & Family

An organic product refers to the way in which farmers grow and process their fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat. The organic farming practice is a relatively new design that encourages soil and water conservation. An added benefit of organic farming practices is reduced pollution. Organic farming methods do not use chemicals to enhance produce or control weeds. Conventional farmers give animals antibiotics and growth hormones to their animals. Organic farmers give a balanced diet and clean housing to minimize disease. The results of organic farming are a product that is natural, packed with vitamins, and has a better taste. Every family deserves to consume produce and meat that are made with love and care.

The most important benefit of eating organic beef is the way in which organic farms treat their cattle. There are a variety of reasons why organic beef is healthier and safer for your family. Cattle that are used to produce organic beef are 100 percent grass feed. This is important because it is a natural and more humane way of treating the cattle. Most cattle that are raised in feedlots and poor housing contain more total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. There is also an increased risk of Escherichia coli or E. coli for short. This infection is due to the housing conditions of the cattle.

Families who switch to organic beef can save approximately 17,000 calories per year. That is because the cattle are grass feed and able to roam. Their muscles are exercised and therefore less fatty than cattle raised in the feed lots. Organic beef possess a high count of fat that is good for the human body. Organic beef per serving has a higher omega-3 fat content which is vital for brain function and development. CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid is a good fat that enhances defense against many types of cancer. CLA is present in every serving of organic beef and can reduce the risk of cancer by 60 percent. Organic beef has a high count of vitamin A due to the grass that the cattle are feed. When purchasing organic beef, the fat on the beef can look yellowish in color. This is because of the vitamin A that is stored within the organic beef.

When purchasing organic beef, it is important to look at the labeling on the package for the organic information regarding the product. If the organic beef bears the USDA organic label, then the beef it processed according to USDA standards and is at least 95 percent organically produced. Some food labels that appear are “all-natural”, “free-range” or “hormone-free.” These labels are not to be confused with the term organic. Meat that is grown and processed in conjunction with the USDA organic standards may be labeled organic.

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330 Reid St.

De Pere, WI 54115

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7281 Logerquist Road

Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

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