It’s good to eat beef.
The beef-buying habits of Americans has changed over the years. Grass-fed beef is growing in popularity, with people looking to purchase more sustainably raised meats. However, what most people don’t know is that 75% of grass-fed beef sold in grocery stores today was raised overseas. Why does it matter? Because the environmental benefits of pasture raising are left behind in the foreign countries where the cattle were raised.
So while there are so many environmental and health benefits to raising grass-fed beef, most of the beef farming in America is factory farmed. This means the heavy use of chemical fertilizers, which then washes into our waterways and travels downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. The runoff then pollutes the water, killing marine life.
Thankfully, this is all reversible, and the solution is a simple (and delicious) one. The 1 LB. Challenge! Our partners at Strauss Meats know that buying local beef instead of imported—even just 1 lb. of it a week—will reverse the damage to the Gulf and our farmlands. It helps support our American grass-fed beef industry, and farmers that are trying their best to sustainably raise cattle in an environmentally friendly way.
1 lb. of local, grass-fed beef a week will:
– Preserve and replant millions of pasture acres and protect America’s vulnerable grassland
– Keep millions of pounds of chemicals off land
– Prevent millions of tons of soil erosion
– Help reverse toxic algae blooms that cause dead zones
FreshDirect is not only a fan of Strauss Meat’s 1 LB. Challenge, we completely support it! We know local is better so when you buy our beef you are not only helping the environment, but our local beef just tastes better—win, win!
You can get grass-fed local beef here.