We've all heard rumors about grass fed beef. It's organic, the cows are happier, it's better for you, and the list goes on. There is certain truth in some of those, but they are not entirely truthful.
I personally know a lot of people who eat grass fed beef because they are on the huge "I only eat organic things" kick. Although I agree that eating organic can be good for you, it really depends on what you consider to be organic. The standard of what is considered organic also varies depending on where you are at. Essentially, to be considered organic, foods must be free of any synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and are also not processed using industrial solvents or synthetic food additives. In the case of grass fed beef, most people would consider them to be organic because they are not fed grain like feedlot beef. There is actually a difference between grass fed beef and organic beef. Grass fed beef just means that the cattle foraged and grazed for their own food, except for during the winter they may be given a close substitute. Being told that a steak or something is considered organic beef doesn't do much to tell you how the cow was raised. It basically lets you know that the cow wasn't confined in a feedlot for it's entire life, wasn't in an overcrowded or unsanitary place, and wasn't exposed to artificial pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, GMO's or any other synthetic contaminants. Essentially, my point being, just because you are eating grass fed beef doesn't necessarily mean you are eating organic beef.
So there you have it! A little bit of partially true rumors on grass fed beef