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Grain-Fed Beef Statistics
•Americans consume over 65 lbs of beef per person, per year according to the USDA.
• Grain-Fed Beef represents nearly 90% of the total beef consumed in the US. University of Illinois
• Animals raised in Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are routinely fed hormones and antibiotics to combat disease and fatigue.
• The most lethal form of E. Coli, 0157:H7 “is believed to have evolved in the gut of feedlot cattle. These are animals that stand around in their manure all day long, eating a diet of grain that happens to turn a cow’s rumen (stomach) into an ideal habitat for E. coli 0157:H7. (The bug can’t survive long in cattle living on grass)” Michael Pollan, The Vegetable-Industrial Complex, The New York Times.
• The six hormones commonly used in conventional production include three which are naturally occurring Oestradiol, Progesterone and Testosterone—and three which are synthetic Zeranol, Trenbolone, and Melengestrol.
Hormone residues in the meat of “growth enhanced” animals and can disrupt human hormone balance, causing developmental problems, interfering with the reproductive system, and even leading to the development of breast, prostate or colon cancer. European Union’s Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures Relating to Public Health
• Grain used in conventional beef diets are virtually all genetically modified.
• Most disease in CAFO’s is through extensive fecal exposure.
Grass-Fed Beef Health Statistics
• Highly digestible saturated fats that don’t contribute to inflammation and thus can lower problematic cholesterol levels.
• 2 to 4 times higher in heart-healthy and cancer fighting Omega 3’s
• Only grass-fed meats possess the rare and extremely powerful anti-cancer agent, Conjegated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
• Over 7 times more Vitamin E than feedlot beef. Vitamin E is one of the most effective antioxidants available to our body and possess a diverse host of other beneficial attributes.
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