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West Wind Farm
Mountain Pastured Beef

Why we do this...the Benefits of Grassfed Beef

Webliography on Carbon Sequestration Benefits

Websites on Nutritional (& Other) Benefits

EatWild: Best-selling author Jo Robinson's Clearinghouse for Information about Pasture-Based Farming: http://eatwild.com/

Union of Concerned Scientists Food and Agriculture Solutions page:
http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/solutions/smart_pasture_operations/greener-pastures.html

Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (Wales, UK):
http://www.iger.bbsrc.ac.uk/igerweb/

California State University Chico College of Agriculture Grass Fed Beef website:
http://www.csuchico.edu/agr/grassfedbeef/

Articles Online

"Better Beef" by Nancy Smith in Mother Earth News, October-November 2005. http://www.motherearthnews.com/library/2005_October_and_November/Better_Beef

"A Literature Review of the Value-Added Nutrients found in Grass-fed Beef Products," 2005. California State University, Chico. Health Benefits page of CSU Chico's Grass Fed Beef website: http://www.csuchico.edu/agr/grassfedbeef/health-benefits/.

"Diet of grass improves beef quality" by Steve Young, in Food and Health section, CherryByte.org (UK)
http://www.cherrybyte.org/Articles/Food/grass diet/grass diet full.html accessed March 24, 2003.

"Pasture Perfect" by Jo Robinson, in Mother Earth News, Issue # 191, April/May 2002. HOMESTEADING section: http://www.motherearthnews.com/archive/issues/191/191-046-01.htm.

Modern Meat: An Interview with Michael Pollan, April 2002. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/meat/interviews/pollan.html

Snapshots

Healthful fats in grassfed beef (pdf file): Overview and documentation of lower total fat and higher Omega-3s and Vitamin E in grassfed beef compared to grainfed beef.

Move over, chicken!: Graphic comparisons of total fat, cholesterol, Omega-3s, and CLA in grassfed beef and chicken.

Longer freshness for grassfed beef: Research at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (Wales, UK) indicates that the higher vitamin E content of grassfed beef keeps the meat fresher longer.

Fewer and less hardy E-coli in grassfed beef: Do you question adding yet another layer of "protection" to meat production, in the form of irradiation? There is e-coli protection in grassfed livestock.

 

 

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