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Old 02-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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For some reason I thought Angus beef was organic. I thought it was all grass fed beef. Well today I was at Sam's club and the Angus beef there says "grain fed". Will someone educate me as far as Angus goes. Does it have to say organic to be grass fed? Is there a difference in Angus beef and Black angus? I am trying to only buy organic meats if I can. TIA!

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Re: Is Angus Beef organic?

Angus doesn't mean organic or grass fed, it is just the type of cow
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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Re: Is Angus Beef organic?

Thank you! I just realized that after I posted. I don't know why I linked the two together. I am thinking of eating more vegetarian meals because there aren't a lot of organic meat options around here. There are also zero organic options at the restaurant where I work.
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Re: Is Angus Beef organic?

Have you tried eatwild.com ?
You can find locally raised - grass fed beef, organic chicken, etc...
Also - localharvet.org (I think it is .org) you can find a CSA - local (usually organic) produce..
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Re: Is Angus Beef organic?

organic doesn't mean grassfed, either, they can be organic if they are fed organic grain.
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Re: Is Angus Beef organic?

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organic doesn't mean grassfed, either, they can be organic if they are fed organic grain.


That's the problem we have. There are plenty of organic farms around here, but most of them use organic corn.

That's why we're going to get our own cows.
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Re: Is Angus Beef organic?

I think localharvest is a good place to check for farms that may be near you and sell grass-fed and/or organic beef (as a pp said, they could get organic grain and thus be organic, but not grass fed).

Keep in mind too that some farms aren't "certified" organic but are organic in practice. For example the farm I get our beef from calls themselves "beyond organic" because they are grass fed, follow pretty much all organic standards, but are not certified.

I found the place we order from by looking at the list of vendors for our local farmers market and by googling something like "Tucson grass fed beef"
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