I have a beef to air!
Ever heard of a diabetic cow? Cattle were created to eat grass–not grains. If you feed a cow corn, soybeans and chicken manure (like a lot of operations do) these creatures actually fatten up faster for slaughter. That is, they grow fat and sick with inflammation and diabetes… The farmer makes more money at the scale but the consumer gets a lot less nutrition.
Next question: Would you eat a diabetic cow? Maybe not intentionally, but when you purchase the standard-fare from the local grocer that’s more likely than not what you get. See that beautiful white marbeling in the steak at the meat counter? Steak lovers know that this is the cut they want to grill for maximum flavor–but is it diabetes showing up in the fat? Likely so…
Meanwhile, you wouldn’t eat a rotten tomato, a moldy fig or a diseased animal, would you? This is all close to the same difference. Healthy humans need to eat healthy food to remain healthy. Sick humans need to eat healthy food to recover.
If you are a meat-eater (keeping in mind we eat way too much meat protein meat in America), you need to be eating healthy animals and not sick ones. For beef it is grass-fed and finished because grass-fed and finished beef has way more natural beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, magnesium, potassium and is lower in inflammatory omega-6s.
Butter and Milk
Grass fed cow butter is rich I tell ya! Rich in fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A and E. There are many other plant, vegetable, and meat sources rich in vitamins A and E, but grass fed cow butter also contains the more rare vitamin K2 which is vital to calcium metabolism. A diet insufficient in K2 is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. Your best source of vitamin K2? Butter from grass-fed dairy cows.
Got milk? I’ll take mine raw and grass fed please and thank you. Take Pottenger’s cats for a point and case: Circa 1940, Dr. Francis Pottenger conducted a study on the effects of heat-processed foods on cats by feeding his study-cats pasteurized milk over the controlled feeding experiment for over ten years, between 1932 and 1942, the findings were astounding. Within a few generations, the cats receiving cooked milk exhibited facial deformities, narrowed faces, crowded jaws, frail bones and weakened ligaments. These kitties also had an excess of parasites along with all manners of disease. Hooh-boy, female cats became more aggressive while males became docile! Mama cats had difficulty with pregnancy and after three generations, pregnancies bombed; kittens born of these pregnancies often did not survive to adulthood because of skeletal deformities and organ malfunctions. Still want your pasteurized milk?
Boning up: You don’t need milk for strong bones. Have you ever heard of a cow needing the bone drug Fosomax? How do cows get such strong bones? From eating lots of plants of course! Big Ag, Big Pharma and their well-paid friends–the media, would have you to think that both milk and drugs are required for strong bones. American women consume an average of 2 pounds of milk and dairy products per day and yet some 30 million women have osteoporosis. Sick milk and non-organic dairy products in excess actually accelerate bone loss. AND the bone drugs are just causing more brittle bones, more fractures and more cancer.
You’ve been Pink-washed! Eli Lilly & Company gets paid to cause cancer and then paid again to treat it: Huh?? That’s right! This mega corp creates cancer with rBGH for upping cows’ milk production and then sells cancer treatment drugs like Gemzar and Evista for the resulting cancer in women who drink their drugged milk. Did you know that Eli Lilly’s cancer drugs made well over $2.5 billion for the company in 2008 alone? It is projected that Eli Lilly & Company will lose millions of dollars a year in rBGH sales if dairy producers have to label products for hormones. As so often happens in American society; money ‘talks.’ The FDA (Fatal Drugs Allowed) keeps right on bowing to corporate pressure and money to allow the sale of rBGH to continue in spite of scientific evidence relating it to breast cancer. Now that’s Pinkwashing for you.