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The Case for Grass-Fed, Organic Beef and Dairy: More than Pink Slime Avoidance

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

Earlier this month Cooking Light posted their review of grass-fed versus grain-fed (or conventional) beef, breaking down the benefits for grass-fed, organic beef. It’s about that, and so much more.

A while ago we made a commitment to eating organic food. We shopped smart at the farmers market. We would look for ways to fit produce in the budget as we shopped at bulk stores. We purchased whole foods, and we made items from scratch. Still, the price differences on items like milk and meat were the last changes we made.

We had always purchased milk without rBGH, but the price difference to start buying organic kept us on the sidelines. The substantial increase in the cost of meat per pound did the same. Finally, we adjusted our diet, aiming for a diet of 85% plant and only 15% animal produce to help adjust for the cost. Why? Antibiotics. Hormones. Fillers.

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The Case for Grass-Fed, Organic Beef and Dairy


With all the news of pink slime being spread like wildfire, avoiding strange fillers in my meat and dairy products is important. I don't want powdered milk or extra protein in my milk anymore than I want pink slime smashed into my cheeseburger.
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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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