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Supermarket meat vs. organic/hormone free

Phoebespeople
May 29th, 2009, 01:45 PM
I would like to buy certified organic and hormone free, free range and natural food for Phoebe, but it's not that easy to find and it's a lot more expensive. Is regular supermarket chicken, turkey, beef or pork bad for her? They are probably all given hormones and fed with food grown with symthetic chemical pesticides and herbicides, but is it cause for concern? Perhaps bison, rabbit, duck, and other meats like that are usually farmed under more natural conditions, but they are also more expensive.
Does anyone have any info on this tipoc?

LittleMonster
June 7th, 2009, 05:12 PM
good question. anyone?

MerlinsHope
June 15th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Very legitimate concern you have going there.
I think if you can afford to feed your dog with organic meats go for it. For many of us, it's just not a realistic hope.

I'll go to my grave saying the steroid laced beef is still better than any processed kibble in a bag though.

Cheers
MM

Jim Hall
June 15th, 2009, 02:12 PM
how bout a kosher or hallal butcher?

LittleMonster
June 16th, 2009, 03:04 AM
had a quick look at these

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halal

what makes a type of meat kosher or halal has nothing to do with it being organic, free range or whatnot... the only things i got from the articles are that the animal cannot be a carnivore, must be fit, disease free, and slaughtered in a certain a fashion.

does anyone here buy/know the prices on organic meats? I had a look at them a while back and the prices were outrageous. so outrageous that i cant even recall. :cry:

sugarcatmom
June 16th, 2009, 06:42 AM
does anyone here buy/know the prices on organic meats? I had a look at them a while back and the prices were outrageous. so outrageous that i cant even recall. :cry:

Have you checked out any local farmer's markets?

3GirlsDad
June 16th, 2009, 07:29 AM
Im not sure what type of meats you are referring to but we feed our girls free range hormone free chicken necks, backs, and turkey necks. Costs of the food is 35 cents per pound (USD). I was paying almost double that but was buying from a meat market and managed to find out the name of the poultry farm that actually processes. I now purchase direct from them 100 pounds every 2 weeks.

Etown_Chick
June 27th, 2009, 11:27 PM
After chatting with a Rabbi about what kosher really means (at least with chicken) I was told that it is important what they are fed. It can still have hormones or antibiotics I guess but they do feed them differently than regular old lilydale fryers.

TeriM
June 28th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Im not sure what type of meats you are referring to but we feed our girls free range hormone free chicken necks, backs, and turkey necks. Costs of the food is 35 cents per pound (USD). I was paying almost double that but was buying from a meat market and managed to find out the name of the poultry farm that actually processes. I now purchase direct from them 100 pounds every 2 weeks.

Arghhhh, I need to move to the states :frustrated:. Your meat prices are waaayyyyy cheaper then ours are up here.