I always knew there was more to cornfed cattle than over fatty meat that tastes like a feedlot. Well, it turns out I was right.
The world food crisis is making people focus on the cost of corn and it emerges that cornfed meat consumption is an even bigger villain that biofuels when it comes to corn-gobbling.
Only about 10% of the world’s corn goes to biofuels, while a staggering 40% goes into meat production. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition estimates that it takes at least 8 pounds of grain to make every pound of cornfed beef. For an intelligent, detailed article on this argument, take a look here.
So to make a meaningful contribution to solving the world food crisis, choose grassfed beef. You can’t get any greener….