The reasons not to eat red meat are legion. I will try to summarize the main points here.
First off, in the U.S. cows are injected with growth hormones and antibiotics. Also, cows are not fed what they should be – grass. They are fed animal feed and the like. So, every time you eat red meat, you are eating everything cows have been injected with and fed, but weren’t able to digest properly. Continue reading
If you are a milk drinker – and there are debates on whether it’s even healthy to drink the most organic, natural milk – then look for organic milk. If organic milk is too expensive, look for milk that states on the label that it’s produced without the use of bovine growth hormone (rBGH). This is injected into cows so they produce more milk.
To make it easier, Sustainable Table has created a map that will show you where in your area you can buy hormone-free milk (and other dairy products):
http://www.sustainabletable.org/shop/dairymap/ Continue reading