Live Free: The Atlantic Debates Pastured Meat

Happy pigs at Country Time Farm in Berks Co.A couple weeks ago, I read a story in The Atlantic featuring the specious argument that free-range, pastured meats might actually be more dangerous for consumers. It annoyed me, but I didn't really have the time or the energy to engage the story here on the Griddle.

Fortunately, Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman (of Niman Ranch) have decided to do it for me:

Regrettably for McWilliams, but fortunately for farm animals, farmers, and consumers, the overwhelming body of scientific evidence confirms what common sense already tells us: animals are happier and healthier when raised with sunshine, fresh air, and grass, and given the opportunity to exercise. Not surprisingly, animals raised on pasture also produce healthier and safer (not to mention tastier) food.