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Animal Fat and Environmental Toxins

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

So, I switched to lamb as my main red meat and animal fat instead of grassefed beef about 4 months ago thinking that it would be lower in environmental toxins because of the young age of the animal at culling.

Am I fooling myself? Does all the bad juju cross the placenta from mama sheep to baby sheep and make the point moot? And, if so, how many generations of clean pasture (if any truly exists) do you think it would it take to "dilute" the toxins?

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It started because lamb was a little cheaper and tastier, but then I got to researching and talking to friends, and many of them are convinced that there is no such thing as "meat that isn't contaminated with toxins". This is my sneaky, or not so sneaky attempt to prove there can be clean meat in a modern world.

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on April 13, 2012
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Should I be? For some reason I thought they were slaughtered before puberty.

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on April 13, 2012
at 07:49 PM

Estrogenic compounds from plastics, heavy metals, pesticides.

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at 07:27 PM

What kinds of toxins are you concerned about?

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on April 13, 2012
at 08:41 PM

You aren't fooling yourself. You may be overkilling it a little on toxin avoidance though. Grass fed animals have a much lower toxin load and they've got livers, which tend to remove a lot of this sort of stuff. What's the return on investment for going this far? The benefit is surely small, and may vanish completely depending on what other food choices you make.

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on April 13, 2012
at 08:53 PM

It started because lamb was a little cheaper and tastier, but then I got to researching and talking to friends, and many of them are convinced that there is no such thing as "meat that isn't contaminated with toxins". This is my sneaky, or not so sneaky attempt to prove there can be clean meat in a modern world.

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on April 13, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Are you at all concerned with the estrogen that floods the female lambs body naturally?

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on April 13, 2012
at 08:07 PM

Should I be? For some reason I thought they were slaughtered before puberty.

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