Choosing Natural, Grass-fed Meat

When the first U.S. case of mad cow disease was confirmed in December of 2003 it became clearer than ever that we need to choose a more natural, organic approach to producing meat. These articles from the Mother Earth News archive include our latest stories on mad cow disease, information about the benefits of choosing grass-fed meat, eggs and dairy products, and articles on how you can produce your own safe, healthy and delicious natural meat. 

What You Need to Know About the Beef You Eat by Jo Robinson  Issue 226, February/March 2008
Supermarket beef is an unnatural, industrial product. The good news is there are better and safer options.

Mad Cow Disease Hits Home by Lindsey Hodel  Issue 203, April/May 2004
The first U.S. case of mad cow disease has finally forced the USDA to start tightening regulations on the cattle industry.

Mad Cow Timeline by Lindsey Hodel  Issue 203, April/May 2004
In 1986, Great Britain discovered a new cattle disease called BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy). See what has happened since the outbreak began.

Pasture Perfect by Jo Robinson  Issue 191, April/May 2002
This excerpt from Jo Robinson’s book Why Grassfed is Best explains the many health benefits of choosing grass-fed meat and dairy products, including lower fat content and higher levels of important nutrients.



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Backyard Beef by Gene Logsdon  Issue 191, April/May 2002
Raise your own grass-fed beef! All you need to get started is a small pasture, some fencing and a little know-how.