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Alison Bell
Biodynamic Farming & Organic Farming! Spot the Difference.

Biodynamic Farming & Organic Farming! Spot the Difference.

Organic food has become increasingly more common in Australian food outlets. In the recent past, consumers had to seek out specialist supermarkets to obtain their organic goods and produce. But as the popularity of organic food soars, so does it's accessibility. While the term, "organic" and what it stands for is quite well known, the biodynamic approach to farming isn't quite as commonly understood. It hasn't yet received the same hype as organic agriculture. Regardless, while these 2 forms of farming have similarities and differences, both are highly regarded and respected in the health and food sectors. Organic Farming The...

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Alison Bell
Grass-fed or Grain-fed Cattle - What's the Difference?

Grass-fed or Grain-fed Cattle - What's the Difference?

Which is Better and Why It’s a topic of conversation that can easily escalate into a heated and lengthy debate, particularly when it comes to livestock farmers. If you like to live by the notion of ‘the more natural better’ then you will probably agree that grass fed beef is the way to go. When compared with grain fed beef, grass fed beef; Is leaner Has lower levels of dietary cholesterol Has higher levels of Vitamin A and E – which can help fight heart disease Has Higher levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids Can improve blood sugar through the...

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Alison Bell
I was wrong about veganism. Let them eat meat – but farm it properly

I was wrong about veganism. Let them eat meat – but farm it properly

Written by George Monbiot for The Guardian This will not be an easy column to write. I am about to put down 1,200 words in support of a book that starts by attacking me and often returns to this sport. But it has persuaded me that I was wrong. More to the point, it has opened my eyes to some fascinating complexities in what seemed to be a black and white case.In the Guardian in 2002 I discussed the sharp rise in the number of the world's livestock, and the connection between their consumption of grain and human malnutrition. After reviewing the...

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