Pet food made from organic, grass-fed beef initiated

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Original Pet Food Company introduces a complete line of dog and cat meals made from organic, grass-fed beef.

According to Melissa McGinnis, founder of Original Pet Food Company, it would be high time for the same quality meats to make their way from the dinner plate to the pet bowl, bearing in mind that the sustainable, organic, grass-fed beef revolution well underway.

McGinnis said she is on a mission to bring humane and sustainable agriculture practices to the $47 billion pet food industry. Pet food made from organic, grass-fed beef would promote better pet health, environmental responsibility and economic vitality.

Original Pet Food Company uses only the highest quality grass-fed beef from Uruguay. Their cattle graze on the Pampas, the fertile grasslands of Uruguay and are never confined to feedlots or factory farms. The cows are never given antibiotics or growth hormones. Slaughter is done with the highest humane standards. The meat is processed quickly and cooked only once for optimum flavour and nutrition. Synthetic colours or flavours are never added.

In addition to the numerous health benefits of grass-fed beef, there would also be a positive environmental impact. More than 50% of all grain and corn grown in the U.S. is fed to livestock, adding to the buildup of pesticides and chemical fertilizers in the soil and water. This diet is harmful to the health of cows, whose stomachs are specially designed to break down the cellulose in grass, leading to disease and an epidemic of antibiotic use.

Grazing cattle on Pampas grasses, by contrast, is a natural feeding method that causes none of the pollution problems associated with feedlots and factory farms. By supporting farms in Uruguay, the local economy would be boosted, the biodiversidy of the Pampas preserved and sustainable farming encouraged throughout the country.
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