03/26/14 - Wednesday's Topical Currents looks at the major phenomenon of the natural foods movement in the US. Yearly revenues exceed $100-billion. Natural and organic food adulation returned during the height of the “counter-culture” years, but then took hold as lucrative business. We’ll speak with the former marketing director of Whole Foods, Joe Dobrow . . .
Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 2:24 pm
Beef from cattle that have grazed only on pasture is in high demand — much to the surprise of many meat retailers, who didn't traditionally think of grass-fed beef as top-quality.
George Siemon, a founder of Organic Valley, the big organic food supplier, says the push for grass-fed beef started with activists who wanted to challenge a beef industry dominated by factory-scale feedlots. In those feedlots, cattle are fed a corn-heavy diet designed to make the animals gain weight as quickly as possible.