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Is grass-fed really greener?

(article, Culinate staff)

The Atlantic's food channel recently published two articles debating the merits of grass-fed livestock. The first article, by the controversial food activist James McWilliams, asked whether free-range meat was making us ill. The second article, by ranchers Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman, served as a rebuttal to the McWilliams piece, arguing that grass-fed meat is healthier for humans to consume than conventionally raised meat:

bq. Regrettably for McWilliams, but fortunately for farm animals, farmers, and consumers, the overwhelming body of scientific evidence confirms what common sense already tells us: animals are happier and healthier when raised with sunshine, fresh air, and grass, and given the opportunity to exercise. Not surprisingly, animals raised on pasture also produce healthier and safer (not to mention tastier) food.