Daily Bread: Your Organic Beef Bio Cheat Sheet
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What is Organic Meat?
Renata’s Quick Organic Steak Marinade
Marinate 2 organic sirloin steaks in a bowl with 2 T olive oil, 2 T fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary, basil, them (or mix), 2 cloves sliced garlic, 2 squeezes of fresh lemon, 2 fingers of capers, 2 dabs of Dijon mustard, and 2 twists of fresh pepper from the grinder. Let it sit while you have a glass of wine.
Remove soaked steak and place on hot grill, ensuring that you don’t flip it a lot! When it looks half done, turn it, then wait the second half without flipping.
Remove cooked steaks and let them rest for a few minutes on a plate. Serve with sprinkled chopped spring onions, freshly chopped herbs, salt and pepper.
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Hormones are not allowed in the raising of hogs or poultry in the USA. Therefore, the claim “no hormones aded” CAN NOT BE USED on labels of pork or poultry. (Unless you see that tiny statement underneath that claim that says “Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones.”
Beef is a different story.
Here is Renata’s Beef Label Cheat Sheet, and a few useful links if you have the time to browse your beef biology.
Renata’s Beef Bio Cheat Sheet
1. Beef with NO Antibiotics
The animals were raised without antibiotics.
Animals may still be fed genetically modified organisms such as GMO-laden corn.
2. Beef with NO Hormones
The animals were raised without hormones.
The animals may still be fed genetically modified organisms.
The animals may still be raised with use of antibiotics.
3. Grass-fed Beef
The animals fed grass, which hopefully means they have access to the outdoors!
Animals not necessarily raised without use of antibiotics or hormones.
Animals not necessarily grazing on grass that has not been treated with pesticides.
Must read label carefully and ASK butcher!
4. Organic Beef
Animals raised without use of antibiotics.
Animals raised without being fed genetically modified organisms.
Animals raised with no added hormones.
Animals given access to the outdoors for foraging and exercise.
Animals may be grass fed if they are grazing outdoors.
Animals raised without grazing on food that has been treated with pesticides.
Animals that can move freely build stronger, healthier bones which can add more flavor to meat.
Can be hard to find.
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