View Poll Results: How much Grass fed vs CAFO do you eat?

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  • All CAFO - it's what I can afford.

    14 20.29%
  • All CAFO - grassfed is a scam.

    1 1.45%
  • No CAFO - I'd rather do without than eat CAFO.

    3 4.35%
  • 80+% Grassfed/Wild

    29 42.03%
  • 60+% Grassfed/Wild

    16 23.19%
  • 40+% Grassfed/Wild

    3 4.35%
  • 20+% Grassfed/Wild

    3 4.35%
  • Other

    0 0%
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    Grassfed vs CAFO poll

    I'm just wondering where the community stands in general. I've made this a private poll, so no one will know who answered what. Please take restaurant food into consideration, also.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by JoanieL; 07-15-2013 at 06:27 AM.
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    I would say we are actually more around 98%, since we will rarely eat CAFO meat when dining out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I would say we are actually more around 98%, since we will rarely eat CAFO meat when dining out.
    This is pretty close to where I'm at. On the odd occasion that I eat out, I'll eat CAFO. At home for me, (DH is not primal) its 100% grassfed/wild.

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    I'm pretty much in the 90s also. My big fail is eggs. I often run out and don't want to go to the farmers market just for eggs. Nor do I want to buy five dozen at a time and lug them home on the trolley car.
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    I wonder when ChocoTaco comes in and skews some of the ratios.

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    If I am buying it, I buy grassfed almost always. Yesterday I was at Whole Foods and the grassfed looked awful so I got the local free-fed product. If I'm at a restaurant I eat whatever they give me.
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    I buy grass finished when I can afford it. When I can't, I buy grass fed. Sometimes I have to buy conventional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceangrl View Post
    I buy grass finished when I can afford it. When I can't, I buy grass fed. Sometimes I have to buy conventional.
    From this guest post in the blog: What You Should Know About Beef Production Claims | Mark's Daily Apple (about a third way down the page)

    The USDA standard for grass fed beef requires that grass and forage be the food source for grass fed cows for the entirety of the animal’s life. The standard does allow, of course, for grass fed calves to drink their mother’s milk but they cannot be fed grain and must have “continuous access to pasture during the growing season.” Stockpiled forage such as hay is acceptable and used widely in grass fed beef production, typically just in the winter. Notice that because the term “grass fed” can only be used when the animal is fed forage for the entirety of the animal’s life, the term “grass finished” doesn’t actually add any meaning when used in conjunction with “grass fed.” Here at Tendergrass Farms we originally didn’t use the term “grass finished” but we started getting so many phone calls from customers asking if our beef was grass fed and grass finished that we decided to use that language on our website to help clarify the issue. Many other grass fed beef farms and organizations use the same language to describe their 100% grass fed beef.
    Just an FYI. I thought there was a difference also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    From this guest post in the blog: What You Should Know About Beef Production Claims | Mark's Daily Apple (about a third way down the page)



    Just an FYI. I thought there was a difference also.
    According to Whole Paycheck there is a difference. Grass fed beef is often fed grain at the end either because of weather or because of the desire to put weight/fat on the animal. Grass finished is 100% grass fed and never given grain. Have you not noticed a difference in price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceangrl View Post
    According to Whole Paycheck there is a difference. Grass fed beef is often fed grain at the end either because of weather or because of the desire to put weight/fat on the animal. Grass finished is 100% grass fed and never given grain. Have you not noticed a difference in price?

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    Well, I guess someone is wrong - either the guest poster, or Whole Foods. I'll go see if I can find the definition on the USDA website.
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