Because of feedlot livestock's dependence on petroleum, a typical steer will, in effect, consume 284 gallons of oil in his lifetime (not including the oil used to truck the animals around).
February 10, 2009
Home, Home on the Range...
Next time you're deciding what to eat Try some grass-fed chicken or beef It's a healthier option for your meal Even your taste buds will be in disbelief.
The Grass Is Greener
The next time you're thinking about making a big steak dinner or barbecuing burgers, give grass-fed chicken or beef a chance. Free range grass-grown livestock is raised in a more sustainable manner than feedlot livestock, allowing for better water quality while producing less soil erosion, lower fuel costs and greater natural diversity in the animals.
The corn used in feedlot livestock not only takes a surprising amount of fossil fuels to produce, but also takes vast amounts of chemical fertilizers, which are not only bad for you, but also take large amounts of oil to produce.
Besides being cost-effective and environmentally friendly grass-fed animals avoid the crowding and illnesses that often plague livestock in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
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