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Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I came across Boulder Sausage recently at Costco and everything I saw looked great.

When I went to the website and read about them they talked about the special designed grain based diets for the pigs. Does that make this not an option in keeping with paleo diet?

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on September 18, 2012
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Pigs, unlike cows, do not exist solely on grass, so all pork is fed some form of grain--even pastured pork from farmer's markets, etc.. Put another way, there is no such thing as "grass-fed pork."

That said, I would avoid Boulder Sausage. From their website: "Withdrawal periods exceed industry standards and government regulations???ensuring 100 percent antibiotic residue-free pork. But better yet, a combination of healthy diets and better animal health throughout the production process results in a system less dependent on animal medications." They appear to use antibiotics and/or other pharmaceuticals at least during some point in their livestock's lifespan.

In general the quality of pork--as measured by O3:O6--can vary wildly depending on producer. For this reason pork is best sources from local farmers you really trust.

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