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ALL GRASS FED BEEF IS NOT EQUAL

Posted by Niti Bali on 9/2/2013 to Regenerative Farming
Is it 100% grass fed? 
Is it 100% grass finished? 
Is it 100% grain free? 
Is it 100% pharmaceutical free? (antibiotics, growth hormones, dewormers) 
Ask about their deworming protocol. 
Ask about parasite management. 
Ask about the LIVE grass ~ did you know that grass can be GMO? 
What species of grass make up their pastures (salad bar)? Are they getting nutrition? To what standard? 
How healthy is the grass? 
How do they feed the grass? 
What are they putting on the grass? 
Fertilizers using chicken feces from factory farm houses include high concentrations of arsenic & antibiotics from the chicken feed which is fed to the grass, which feeds the beeves, which feeds YOU. 
Pharmaceutical fertilizers kill the microbes in the soil which means EVERYTHING in the soil is dead including worms and other bugs which feed the grass, which feeds the beeves, which feeds YOU. 
Did you know that the production of fertilizer for feed crops can emit 41 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year? 
Ask about soil health- are their live microbes and bugs under the soil because if there are not there is no nutrition in the grass therefore starving your beeves of nutrition, and therefore starving YOU or nutrient dense beef.
Weed killers mean your animals are eating glyphosates if their pastures were grown with roundup ready seed. Are their pastures petrochemical/GMO free? 
Did you know that alfalfa grass is GMO? 
Did you know that alfalfa is the main species of grass that is fed to milking cows which is transferred into the milk which means you are drinking round up? 
Are their pastures sprayed with government subsidized sludge fertilizer which is distributed for free and applied to the pasture for the farmer for FREE by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality and permitted by NC State law following EPA guidelines? 
Farmers are not told of the myriad toxic substances and pathogens found in sewage sludge (such as chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs, meth amphetamines and other street drugs, viruses, bacteria, etc.) and your beef is eating it and so are you! 
Ask about the supplemental, stored grass (hay). 
Did they buy the hay or grow the hay? 
If they bought the hay, please return to the top of the post and ask those questions again about the hay.
 
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