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Cycle of Nature vs Cycle of Industry
Grass-fed side (KOL Foods Way: Cycle of Nature) shows how grass farming works in synergy with nature and the results are healthy for you, the farmer and the environment. It's a simple holistic system in which the only inputs are the sun and rain. The cattle eat the grass, and their manure is spread naturally over a large area as they move around the meadow. Bugs, grubs and parasites help break down the manure, and the chickens come along to eat them, thus keeping the cattle healthy. All this grazing and natural fertilizer is great for the grass which sequesters CO2 in the soil via its root system.
Grain-fed side (Cycle of Industry) shows the lives of conventional, pastured, & vegetarian-fed beef and conventional, organic free-range, & cage free poultry. 95% of beef and 99% of chicken in the US are raised in feedlots and CAFOs which eliminates the cycle of nature maintained by grass farmers. This system treats animals as though they are cogs in a machine, and is dependent upon non-renewable resources and inputs from Big Pharma and Big Ag (which receive huge taxpayer subsidies).
In the grain-fed system, it takes 1/3 lb fertilizer, 1,900 gallons of irrigation water and 7 lbs of grain to make 1 lb of grain-fed beef. The results are devastating. The US spends $150 billion a year on food related health issues and loses $73 billion a year in productivity from those illnesses. Vast amounts of taxpayer money is spent on environmental clean-up. Cheap meat isn't so cheap after all.
KOL Foods is the only source for kosher 100% grass-fed domestic beef.