There has been a lot of media coverage regarding horror stories associated with meat in recent years. From high antibiotic content having ill effects on our bodies to uncertainty regarding what type of meat is in certain processed foods. Luckily, this can be avoided if you buy organic meat.
Learning about organic meat and its benefits will make you want to eat meat again. We’re here to tell you more about organic meats and the many benefits associated with it. Organic meat: what does it really mean?
Definition of Organic
Organic food is regulated in most countries by the Government. The Government of Canada defines organic as an agricultural product that has been certified as organic. To obtain organic certification, the product must adhere to certain rules, such as the prohibition of certain products used in mainstream agriculture, like chemical fertilizers and antibiotics fed to livestock. Like our meat at Pasture to Plate, organic products that are produced here in Canada have the Canada Organic logo on their packaging so they are quite easy to spot in the store. Looking out for this label will ensure that your purchases will be more health conscious, ethical, responsible and environmentally friendly.
When it comes to organic meat, it must pass all of the standard organic tests carried out on non-meat organic products and gain the same certification. But here at Pasture to Plate, what does organic really mean to us? Well, first of all, our livestock is grass fed. The best thing about grass fed cattle, is that you know exactly what they are eating and subsequently what you will be eating. Unless you make it yourself, you can never be sure exactly what is in animal feed. Grass is nature’s original animal feed. Our other animals also get fed organic-approved products such as BC certified organic grains.
We do not administer antibiotics to any of our animals either. We do not want pharmaceuticals, such as growth promoting supplements, parasite controlling chemicals and vaccinations ending up in the meat we sell. Our animals live happy and healthy lives without the need for these things.
Our organic meat has four organic certifications: Organic Canada, COABC, P.A.C.S and Demeter Canada. When you buy meat from Pasture to Plate, you know you will be receiving a certified organic product that is guilt-free, healthy and tastes incredible!