The world is turning to the benefits of 100% grass-fed meat. Better for the animal, better for us, and better for the environment, it offers a nutritional profile and natural integrity to suit today’s contemporary and conscientious kitchens. There is countless evidence that grass-fed cattle and sheep are the key to saving our grasslands and preventing desertification. It is for this reason that folks are insisting on 100% grass-fed.
KOL Foods is the only source for glatt-kosher,
100% grass-fed, domestic beef in the USA
Soil Carbon Cowboys
Meet Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis - heroes and innovators! These ranchers now know how to regenerate their soils while making their animals healthier and their operations more profitable. They are turning ON their soils, enabling rainwater to sink into the earth rather than run off. And these turned ON soils retain that water, so the ranches are much more resilient in drought. It's an amazing story that has just begun.
SOIL CARBON COWBOYS from Peter Byck on Vimeo.
The Lexicon of Sustainability: Grass-Fed
Most cattle are finished on industrial feedlots, where they are fed a mix of antibiotics, hormones, protein supplements, and corn. Farmers like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia raise their cattle on grass, using rotational grazing and other fundamental principles of pasture management. Learn more about the difference between grass-fed and corn-fed beef.
Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change
Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory
in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
For more on the subject of how grass-farming and cattle will save the world, please read this article about Nicolette Hahn Niman's new book, Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat
. Nicolette is a trained biologist, former environmental attorney for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Waterkeeper organization, the wife of rancher Bill Niman and, interestingly, also a vegetarian.
The USDA finds that raising animals 100% on grass instead of corn finishing in feedlots or confinement factory farms, produced fewer pollutants and other emissions[i].
Ten reasons why 100% grass-fed/finished meat is better for the environment:
- Total emissions for greenhouse gases are 8 percent lower
- Ammonia emissions are reduced by 30 percent
- Reduces fuel use, as well as the carbon dioxide emissions from farm equipment (grass is solar powered)
- Converting cropland to grassland captures carbon in the soil, substantially reducing the carbon footprint
- Compared to land used to grow feed stock (soy and corn), grassland greatly reduces erosion and flooding.
- Improves water quality because of the huge drop in sediment erosion caused from growing feed stock (corn and soy)
- Feeding animals grass greatly reduces manure and fertilizer runoff, thereby significantly reducing phosphorous in the water
- Since fertilizer is not used to grow feed stock, there's no runoff causing huge algae blooms, "dead-zones," in the oceans
- Since manure lagoons or piles are unnecessary, there's no pathogen runoff that pollutes the water system or stinks up the air
- Grass feeding benefits wildlife, since it encourages biodiversity of native grasses rather than monoculture with barren winter fields [ii]
KOL Foods' is feedlot free: 100% grass-fed, 100% grass-finished or pasture-raised.
The choice is clear – 100% grass-fed/finished meat is the environmentally conscious way to eat.
Feel good about the meat you eat.