we can buy off-cuts and odd bits of pastured grass-fed cows for cheaper than cafo meat, so we do.
when i eat cafo chicken or cheese, i am famished within hours and craving krap food the rest of the day. i link this directly to the cafo feed and the subsequent krap nutritional profile of the protein. the result wasn't something i realized at first, but after a couple years of very clean eating. pastured poultry is crazy spendy, so i just don't eat it. grass-fed dairy isn't much more than cafo, however.
i don't eat farmed fish partly because they are fed mostly soy/corn -- foods that fish certainly shouldn't be eating and i don't want to be consuming them in a second-hand way. mostly i eat low-on the food chain wild fish, like sardines, smelts, whiting, etc. i eat fish a few times a week and tuna steaks @ $18 pp aren't in the budget.
both farmed fish and cafo animals are fed antibiotics all their lives. yuk.
i eat frozen organic berries through the winter and then just local organic fruits in the summer. my fruit consumption is pretty low.
i do not always buy organic veggies, but try.
i eat loads of pastured local eggs. super-cheap super-food.
here's the thing with health: many issues take years to develop and a person may feel "fine" up until he or she... doesn't and then they are really sick.
i prioritize my food dollars and make choices about other items in life like not having cable or the newest i-phone.
Last edited by noodletoy; 06-24-2013 at 05:35 PM.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.