“…the very people who clamor the loudest about animal suffering won’t actually pay for meat that has been ethically slaughtered.”―John Durant, The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health

Before you get all heated, just know that I’m not here to debate any of the diet stuff. To me, as long as real food is involved, it’s miles better than the SAD (standard American diet). If you choose to not eat meat, I just hope you’ll figure out other ways to get the essential fatty acids and essential amino acids you need for optimal health (which is hard to do being vegan or vegetarian).

That said, I do have a comment to make on this topic.

Not buying factory meat is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. Why? Because if the small family farms that are raising animals humanely can’t support their families, the only options available will be factory meat!

You do more for the food industry and the support of humane farming practices by spending your dollar with the producers that are doing it right than you do by not buying meat at all.

Think about it: If consumer spending shifts to the better farming practices, the big corporations will take notice or they will go bankrupt. With enough of this, the corporations will have to change their practices.

Your dollar, when used properly, has the power to change the food industry.

Support small farmers and producers by only buying only grass-fed beef, cage-free poultry (and eggs), wild caught fish and non-hormone and humbly raised pork.

Yes, you will spend a buck or two extra per pound. But that’s negligible when your health and performance is concerned. (And if none of this matters to you, please unsubscribe and leave this site immediately.)

Colin Stuckert Founder/CEO, Wild Foods