For most of my life I've been mostly vegetarian. I'm an animal lover and couldn't stand how feedlot animals were treated but the biggest reason for me not eating meat was the taste, it was gross.
Real Food News You Can Use: How to buy meat. Dr. Heidi 5 min AUDIO here (5 mins).
For my vegetarian friends - I'm not saying you need to change anything, this is for the Omnivores looking for the Healthy Meat (yes even RED meat is healthy!) I've read the stories about red meat. And more here. To balance it all out I've also read books like Pasture Perfect, by Jo Robinson and realized eating meat might take care of some of my health problems but "How do I buy the good red meat?"
Here's the definition of good red meat.
Good read meat comes from grass-fed animals. Grass-fed animals are pastured. [NOT pasteurized - but pastured.] This, my omnivore friends, you CAN eat. I do.
Grass-fed animals are allowed to forage and graze in pastures - on grass and other stuff on the grounds. Eating what they eat naturally. They're not force fed corn and soy, and not shot full of antibiotics and growth hormones. Because they're not sick like most of the feedlot cows in America are.
Good meat shopping tip: When shopping for meat, ASK the meat person: Do you have 100% grass-fed beef?