The word "organic" does not always mean "nutritional superiority."  Yes, there are times when organic fruits and vegetables are more nutritious than conventionally raised fruits and vegetables.  But we must be fair here.  In many cases the opposite is also true!

In food safety terms, "organic" never means safer food.  That's because nearly all food borne illnesses have organic origins!  Organic origins are bacteria, viruses, molds, and fungi for starters.  On top of those major food safety problems there is the mineral and chemical imbalances that can come naturally in nature.

Nearly all chronic diseases can be traced to eating grain, grain-based foods, and grain-fed livestock products.  This doesn't mean just GMO grain, it means all grain whether it's organically raised or not.  Grain, a natural organic substance common in nature, is a foreign food to all animal life.  So, in effect, we can say that grain is "toxic" to animals yet it is not only natural but an organic substance.

When it comes to food, scare tactics sell more folks than science.  It's always been that way, and always will be.  So it's up to you to get the real facts.

Don't rely on wide-eyed screamers or folks that brush off good science for their own beliefs.

There are folks on both sides of the isle, folks in production agriculture to alternative medicine, who sell with fear being their motivator.  That's why it's up to you, the consumer, to get the facts and vote appropriately with your food dollar.

At Slanker Grass-Fed Meat, we raise our livestock in natural environments.  The critters graze pastures and are as close to "living in the wild" as can be.

Science backs up our approach and the nutritional benefits of livestock raised on grass.  In spite of the facts, production agriculture's mass-produced, grain-fed livestock, which are "finished" (another word for fattened?) in confinement, are still marketed as natural and good for you.  Some grain-fed feedlot beef even legitimately earns the "organic" label.  But grain-fed organic meat is unequivocally way inferior to grass-fed meat.

As always, buyer beware.