The Grass Really Is Greener


By Dr. Mercola There are a number of reasons to seek out grass fed dairy products. For foodies, the seasonal variations in flavor are a huge draw. For the health-conscious, milk from cows raised primarily on pasture has been shown to be higher in many nutrients, including vitamin E, beta-carotene and the healthy fats omega-3 and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).1 On an environmental level, grass fed dairy has a considerably reduced footprint compared to the way most dairy is produced using concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). When cows eat grass, it’s a closed-loop system that, as Maple Hill Creamery put it, “bypasses the considerable resources used to produce the [genetically engineered] corn, soybeans or grains to feed dairy cows.”2 Farms producing grass fed dairy products are able to naturally regenerate the soil and maintain ecological balance without relying on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. And on an ethical level, cows are designed to eat grass. When they eat cor
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/03/28/grazing-cows-can-rejuvenate-a-farm.aspx

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