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'Cleanest' CAFO

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Created March 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I completely agree on spending money on high-quality foods therefore splurging on grass-fed and organic meats. BUT, say one had to choose the healthiest and least toxin/antibiotic residue conventional meat, which would it be?

You know how the EWG rates produce in the "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" categories and rate fish according to toxins, is there such thing for meats?

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on March 30, 2011
at 02:33 AM

I was thinking chicken would be worst. Good thing better chicken is easier to find around here plus cheaper.

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on March 30, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Awesome! Thank you!

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on March 26, 2011
at 12:40 AM

I get that. I'm more looking for comparison of cuts and species. The lesser evil sold at a plain ol' grocery store.

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on March 26, 2011
at 12:19 AM

organic, but not grassfed is better cafo, but its really all the same crap.

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on March 26, 2011
at 04:08 PM

Here is my list of meat ranked best to worst I think lamb, goat, and beef are decent choices even if from feedlots. They aren't there their entire lives and often goat is entirely grassfed because there aren't many feedlots that finish it.

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on March 30, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Awesome! Thank you!

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on March 26, 2011
at 04:01 PM

If you are asking which types of meat are best or worse from CAFO- beef is best, chicken is worse in my opinion. Beef cattle typically spend some time in pasture and living conditions are slightly less horrid and toxic compared to pig and chicken. I would not eat CAFO chicken with a gun against my head.

I don't really understand your question about which cuts are cleanest from this perspective. I suppose if toxins build up in fat then choose a leaner cut from conventional meat.

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on March 30, 2011
at 02:33 AM

I was thinking chicken would be worst. Good thing better chicken is easier to find around here plus cheaper.

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on March 26, 2011
at 03:41 AM

I'd say find a store with an actual butcher. Listen for the bone saw. If they don't have a saw it isn't a real butcher. Most places just stock pre packaged stuff, real butchers will work a slab out into the counter and package it themselves. Probably the best summer job I ever had. I don't even mind the 7 stitches and wicked scar on my thumb I got while slicing a ham.

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on March 26, 2011
at 02:39 AM

If anything, even if its not grass-fed, go to the butcher counter instead of the fridge. See if they can hook you up with new and interesting cuts, or at least something from the back that is just off the truck. I plan on going to ours and asking about bones. I was happy to see oxtails and hearts (though I'm certain they're factory cow) it will still help vary it up and keep it as fresh as possible.

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