If you have ever read Fast Food Nation you probably have a good idea of the things that go on behind the scenes in the meat industry. The cattle are kept in in-humane conditions and are bred and fed to maintain a certain flavor that the consumer is used to. Cattle are fed grain which is not what cattle would eat in the wild and their digestive systems are not ‘built’ to handle. Cattle generally get ill from eating grain and need antibiotics and other medical treatment. These treatments can be passed on to us when we eat the meat. Grass fed cattle are generally healthier and live in more human conditions because they are free to graze.
Grass fed beef generally has less fat and calories than grain fed beef. There is also more beta-carotene and omega 3 fatty acids in grass fed beef. Certain grass fed companies like La Cense feed the cattle on grass that does not have any pesticides on it.
Grass fed beef has a different flavor than conventional beef. Beef from Argentina is generally from grass fed cows and considered by many the best beef you can get.
To test the flavor of the beef I invited 15 people to my house tomorrow to sample La Cense grass fed beef. Each person who attends the party will give their feedback on the grass feed beef. So check back Monday morning for the full report on the flavor. We have a real mixed crowd of reviewers including a chef!! I will also report in a separate post next week how I made this a ‘green’ party in other ways!
For more information on La Cense Beef go to: http://www.lacensebeef.com