Going organic, Part 2: Corn-fed versus grass-fed beef

12th April, 2016 by

By Krista Driscoll

Editor’s note: This is the second in a monthly series of columns about the benefits of eating organic food.Cattle are ruminants, and unlike us humans, they have a highly evolved digestive organ called the rumen that allows them the ability to digest grass and turn it into a very nutritious protein. For millions of years, the ancestors of modern cattle ate grass, until humans decided to take them off their lush green pastures, put them in crowded feedlots and force them to eat corn. When cattle are fed a corn-based diet, their normal digestive system stops working properly and they …

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