Monday, January 15, 2007

Another Strike Against Industrial Farming

In an article about omega-3 fats and their potential benefits (including lower risks of Alzheimer's among many others), it is noted that the places we used to go for omega-3s are no longer as rich. Repeat after me. Small is beautiful.

From the NYTimes:
For a long time, the typical American diet contained plenty of omega-3, DHA included. But that was when cattle were not trapped in pens and actually roamed the prairies and grazed on grass, which is a good source of omega-3s, rather than eating feed-lot corn and soy, which are not. Eggs, too, used to be a strong source, but chickens have undergone a similar lifestyle change.


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