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Farm (ranch) productivitey Compared to 1950…… ! If same farm productivity as 1950,  only feed half of current U.S.  population …………. ! No food for:  CA, TX, NY, FL, IL, PA, OH, MI, GA. Compared to 1950…… ! Conventional beef cattle:  2/3’s less CO 2, land and feed required ! Dairy cattle:  63% more milk with 58% fewer cows,  70% less manure 65% less water 90% less land 63% less CO 2 U.S. cattle farmers & ranchers  provide 25% of the world’s beef  with 10% of the cattle 85% of U.S. grazing land is  unsuitable for crop production Globally, beef cattle consume just  5% of total grain production And if your worried about Global Warming…. Livestock accounts for less than 3%  of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions Open space – primarily managed by  cattlemen – provides habitat  for   75% of America’s wildlife

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Interesting findings from a report on 60 Minutes 60 minutes sugar Dr. Robert Lustig Gary Taubes Sugar: >150 pounds per capita Beef: 58 pounds per capita And here is what the Bible said about what to feed honord guests… Genesis 18: 7­8 Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender and choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried  to prepare it.  He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared,  and placed it before them; and he was standing by  them under the tree as they ate. Hmmm, beef! Not veggies! Or tofu! AndContinue reading “And some more facts”

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Since 1950’s: Recommended diets from academia, MD’s and government: Low Fat/High Carb…no red meat, no saturated fat Results of 50 years of “low fat/high carb” diet strategies ! 15% of children between 6 and 19 are overweight ! 70% of Americans are overweight “½ of this figure is nearing obese! 19 million adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (1/2 of all adult Native Americans)!Continue reading “More fun facts…”

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Media myths vs. food safety reality By Dr. Richard Raymond A couple of weeks ago I blogged a piece for Feedstuffs titled: “Dude, It’s Beef.” Part of my “beef” was that media sensationalism and repeated use of the words “pink slime” had basically shut down BPI and caused us to discard or redirect to petContinue reading “From my friend Jeri”

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Hormone use? The following scientific bodies have concluded that the use of hormone implants is safe: World Health Organization UN Food and Ag Organization US FDA EEC “Lamming Committee, 1982” Health Canada (Bureau of Veterinary Drugs) Codex Alimentarius Commission (July 1995) (an international organization that recommends food safety standards ) EU Conference Brussels (November 29-Continue reading “More facts”