Test the Nutrients in Your Pastured Products

Reader Contribution by Robin Mather
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Producers of meat, eggs and dairy from grass-fed animals are invited to participate in a nutrient testing project being conducted this year by MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Evidence continues to emerge showing how much more healthful grass-fed products are, compared to foods produced by high-grain diets in factory farms. If enough producers participate, we hope this project will be a powerful new piece of evidence showing that pastured products are indeed worth premium prices.

Results from the testing will be included in our coverage of this issue later in 2016. Both sustainable agriculture expert Joel Salatin and best-selling nutrition author Jo Robinson have endorsed the project.

Learn more about this discounted nutrient testing opportunity. If you are buying grass-fed products from local growers, please relay this link to them.

For more background on this important topic, you can read the article which will appeared in our April/May 2015 issue, The Many Benefits of Grass-Fed Meat.

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Robin Mather is a senior associate editor at MOTHER EARTH NEWS and the author of The Feast Nearby, a collection of essays and recipes from her year of eating locally on $40 a week. In her spare time, she is a hand-spinner, knitter, weaver, homebrewer, cheese maker and avid cook who cures her own bacon. Find her on Twitter, Facebook or .

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