22 Mar
2017

How do I find Non-GMO meat?

256px-essex_boarThe best source is your local farmer or rancher.  Animals that are 100% grass-fed are the best.

It is important to clarify that some sellers do not consider “grain-finished” the same as grain fed.  Grass-fed animals are sometimes grain-finished to give the meat a milder taste.  The consumption of grains here will still present the likelihood that their grains may be GMO.

Pork and other livestock can be more challenging as many ranchers grain feed their animals.  If you find a local rancher that you are considering purchasing from, ask them the following questions:

  1. Are their animals grain fed?
  2. What specific grains do they feed them?
  3. Do they source non-GMO grains?

Chances are if they do not intentionally source non-GMO grains and their animals are grain-fed, they are feeding GMO grains.  If they do not feed soy or corn, it may be more likely that the meat will not be contaminated but it is difficult to say for sure.

If you cannot find a local source that meets these standards, shopping online is an option.

Find Non-GMO meat online

It’s not as difficult as you might think!

US Wellness Meats is located in Canton, MO.  They provide 100% grass-fed beef, bison, lamb, poultry, pork and rabbit.  None of their animals are fed grains.

Organ meats are also available.  While the thought of eating an organ is not highly appetizing to most, many organs contain a high nutrient base that is beneficial to our health.  Liver and onions is fairly well known to most, and is popular because it is a great source of many vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats, notably iron and B12.

 

 

coombe farm organic
If you live in Britain, Coombe Farm Organics sells 100% grass fed and finished beef, lamb and pork, as well as free-range fed chickens.  Going a bit outside the norm, they also sell fish and shellfish as well!

Their meat boxes are sold with meal occasions in mind (steaks, slow cooker, BBQ), so you have what you need for your meal.

And last, but most definitely not least, is the homemade bone broth.  I will commit myself to a blog at some point in the future about how chicken broth is NOT the same as chicken bone broth, but for now I will tell you that true bone broth offers much more nutrition.

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