Grass fed or modified meat… What are you eating? Part 2
Part 2: The Dangers of Modified Meat
Modified meat refers to beef that has been raised using conventional farming methods and is often treated with hormone, antibiotics, and vaccines. These substances are used to promote rapid growth and prevent diseases in the crowded feedlots where the cows are raised. While this may result in larger and cheaper cuts of meat, it also comes with potential risks. (Lets not forget the lab grown meat coming to the public as well!)
The use of hormones in meat production has been a topic of concern for many years. Some studies suggest that consuming meat treated with hormones can disrupt our own hormonal balance and may contribute to the development of certain cancers. It’s certainly worth considering the potential risks when making decisions about the food we consume.
Additionally, the widespread use of antibiotics in meat production has led to an increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria, posing a serious threat to public health. When animals are continuously given antibiotics, the bacteria in their bodies can develop resistance to these drugs. If humans then consume meat that contains these resistant bacteria, it can become difficult to treat infections with antibiotics that were once effective. This is a growing concern and highlights the need for more sustainable and responsible farming practices.
Now that you have a better understanding of the differences between grass fed, grassfinished beef and modified meat, you can make an informed choice about the food you consume. By opting for grass fed beef, you are not only choosing a healthier option for yourself, but you are also supporting farmers who prioritize animal welfare and sustainable farming practices.
So, the next time you sit down for a meal, take a moment to reflect on the choices you're making and the impact they have on your health and the environment. Choose real meat, choose grass fed, grass finished beef, and savor every bite knowing that you're making a conscious decision for a better future.
Kayla Travis -Account Manager