Growing up on a farm, I know there are certainly challenges to making a living and providing for your family, and that a lot of the variables are out of the farmers control, prices, weather, etc.
There seems to be good evidence that grass fed and finishing beef that is also ABF (anti-biotic free) is healthier. However, it is usually more expensive than the CAFO beef at the supermarket - what to do.
I decided to vote with my wallet. To the degree I can afford, and I understand we all have different levels of affordability, I buy as much grass fed and raised beef as I can - I started out at about 10% of my total consumption - I am up to over 75% now and shooting for 100%.
If we vote with our wallets in this way, the grass fed/finished farmers will have expanded markets, be able to realize economies of scale and produce quality beef at lower prices, while still making a living.
I realize we are only one family and hardly make a dent in the overall economies, but it is one thing I can do.
Hope everyone has a healthful day.
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