Salmon and tilapia are extensively farmed. Trout and flounder have more or less escaped this fate mostly because they’re also often used for recreational fishing. Wild varieties of these fish are recommended because they are the ones least likely to be contaminated by industrial and household wastes that commonly pollute fresh and sea waters.
Dioxins, short for polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, are one of the more frequently identified. PCBs or polychlorinated biphenyl compounds are another. Both have been found to be high in farmed salmon. The presence of such pollutants in fish is certainly unfortunate as there are few other types of food that can present such an excellent protein profile. So to fully take advantage of the nutrition these types of fish offer, make sure you eat those that were caught in the wild rather than raised in a commercial fish farm.
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Pasture-raising, just like its name suggests, is the method of raising meats for human consumption in fields or paddocks planted to grass. Pasture-raising meats like pork is not such a popular practice as industrial production in gigantic feedlots is still the norm these days. However, the increasing interest in pasture-raised and organic meats has resulted in some producers adopting the method. A growing number of studies also points to the wholesome goodness and overall health benefits of meats like pork that have been raised organically in well maintained pastures.
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Large-scale livestock raising did not become the norm up until the 20th century. Prior to this, animals meant for human consumption such as cows, goats, and sheep fed the way that nature intended them to, and that is, to graze and munch on wild grass.
Then came the need for improved food production right around the start of the Second World War. Bread got mass produced and even got fortified with nutrients to ensure nourishment. The discovery of vaccines and antibiotics resulted in livestock raising becoming an industry. Because diseases in animals can now be readily contained, the once grass-fed livestock were made to live in controlled and cramped spaces known as feedlots, and were made to eat diets comprised mostly of grains to easily fatten them up for quick harvest.
Meat products from feedlots to this day still make up the majority of the consumer market. However, demand for grass-fed beef, including grass-fed meats like bison, buffalo and lamb, is steadily increasing. And this is for good reason as including grass-fed meats in your diet offers a whole host of benefits.
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The official definition of “free range” as it pertains to poultry and egg farming is somewhat limited. It says that as long as the chickens are given a way to go out of their cages, then the hens as well as their eggs can be labeled as free range. Then there are others definitions for what kind of feeds they are given, which this time determines if they’re organic or otherwise.
This has resulted in a number of labels for eggs that usually serves only to confuse consumers. The use of the term free range eggs in this article is closer to what is meant by the label pasture-raised and includes with it the organic definition. When you allow chickens to seek their own food in a safe and natural environment, they become healthier chickens and produce healthier eggs. Since eggs are a major part of the human diet, this method of poultry farming ultimately benefits human health.
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