The Benefit of Grass-Fed and Free-Roaming Livestock
Humanely raised livestock is always a better choice. Walking through the aisle of a major grocer can quickly remove you from the animal products you are purchasing. However, how these animals were cared for can make a huge difference in our diets and ecosystem.
With grass-fed or free-range locally raised livestock, not only lowers the risk of bacterial contamination, it also provides you with fresher and healthier food. A humanely-raised chicken, for example, can have 30 percent less saturated fat and 28 percent fewer total calories.
In addition, local farms typically use far less fossil fuels and release fewer air contaminants than grain-fed facilities. This means they are also better for the environment.