Why Buy Grass-Fed Beef

Before World War II, almost all the beef raised in the United States was raised on pasture. However, with the advent of fast food chains and the rising demand for beef that was inexpensive and of consistent taste year-round, the factory feedlot was born. About the same time, corn yields began to skyrocket – a result of a combination of genetically modified seeds, chemical fertilizer and pesticide advances, and government subsidies which allow farmers to sell corn at prices below the actual cost of production. Because the supply of corn far outstripped the demand for corn, more uses were developed for this inexpensive commodity crop. Corn became the feed of choice for cattle.


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