While I’m no longer a beef producer, I’ll always remain a beef consumer. Which is why I get so frustrated when I hear others talk about the high cost of food today. I also get frustrated when I see grocery carts heaped full of preprocessed, junk food and little or now fresh fruit, veggies, meat or dairy foods. That is why I thought I’d share this link about beef costing only about $1 per serving, but providing ten major nutrients. How many other foods can you purchase for $1 per serving that provides so much nutrition???
It seems the media hype on lean, finely textured beef, termed ‘pink slime’ by the media, hasn’t slowed down. However it is haveing an impact on our industry to the tune of >$3/cwt on live cattle. Here’s a site sharing facts on LFTB that I thought you might have an interest in. Share this with your friends, family, and consumers to aid in educating them about the science related to LFTB.
Worried about consumer concerns regarding hormone use in your cattle? As someone involved in the cattle industry, you may have faced questions lately regarding the health effects on humans consuming meat from cattle given hormones. Dan Loy, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, offers no-nonsense answers in the latest factsheet from the Iowa Beef Center – “Understanding Hormone Use in Beef.”
Looking for more information? Check out one of these reliable resources:
- “Consumer Concerns about Hormones in Food”
- “The Use of Steroid Hormones for Growth Promotion in Food-Producing Animals” (FDA)
- “Organic, Natural and Grass-Fed Beef: Profitability and Constraints to Production in the Midwestern U.S.” (Iowa Beef Center)
- “Human Safety of Hormone Implants used to Promote Growth in Cattle”