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CAFO tour with pics...from a vegetarian no less

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM

hey, if anyone gets barardi's emails they will have already seen this but since some of us spend a good chunk of time talking about grass-fed beef, cafo beef, etc i thought posting this would be worthwhile:

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/cattle-feedlot-visit

This and the other article about the "health" regarding grassfed has actually changed my own shopping habits.

I used to buy solely 100% grassfed beef. That meant, due to the price, that i didnt actually consume much beef. I dont do dairy so that was easy. I did a lot of fish, chicken, turkey, etc.

In the past week though i have started buying non-100%-grassfed beef. From TJ's. If i could afford it, id still buy only grassfed but simply put I cant. And i think eating red meat regularly is something we have evolved to do. Just thought id mention it. peace

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on June 25, 2010
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yknow, i just try and keep an openmind. I mean, im all for feeding animals what they are evolved to eat - thats the cornerstone of the entire paleoprimal thing afterall, right? But obviously we are all confronted with the realities of economy, availability, etc. So, i mean, if you can rock grassfed, do it! but maybe we just shouldnt be so quick to paint with such a broad brush all the lesser choices is all.

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on June 25, 2010
at 12:53 AM

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation = CAFO think feedlot

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on June 25, 2010
at 12:36 AM

The point isn't humane treatment... The point I nutrition and grainfed aren't nearly as nutritious ...

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on June 24, 2010
at 09:29 PM

What is CAFO...?

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on June 24, 2010
at 10:40 PM

Seeing something first-hand is great, but the fact that someone has "been there" doesn't trump all other factors. I've never been to North Korea, but I know I would not want to live there.

I agree with Stephen-Aegis that the nutritional benefits of grass-fed make it a clear choice for me, as the link below indicates. (Of course, if cost is a major issue, any beef is better than no beef!)

http://www.fitnessspotlight.com/2010/04/15/grass-fed-beef-meat/

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on June 24, 2010
at 07:34 PM

I buy grassfed for nutritional benefit, something the grainfed cows don't have even if they aren't abused(other than being fed a poor diet)

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on June 24, 2010
at 09:20 PM

Ben, thank you. Since Grok didn't eat cows to begin with, I suspected that it made little difference whether they were grain or grass fed, especially if we're not eating veg fats. And now, knowing the truth about beef farms, I feel more vindicated.

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on June 25, 2010
at 12:36 AM

The point isn't humane treatment... The point I nutrition and grainfed aren't nearly as nutritious ...

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 25, 2010
at 12:55 AM

yknow, i just try and keep an openmind. I mean, im all for feeding animals what they are evolved to eat - thats the cornerstone of the entire paleoprimal thing afterall, right? But obviously we are all confronted with the realities of economy, availability, etc. So, i mean, if you can rock grassfed, do it! but maybe we just shouldnt be so quick to paint with such a broad brush all the lesser choices is all.

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