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This 1950s Video Demonstrates Where Best Food Comes From

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • The video “Grass: The Big Story,” released by the USDA circa 1950, highlights the benefits of raising cattle on pasture
  • While grass fed meat is considered a niche market in 2019, prior to the 1950s, all cattle were grass fed
  • It wasn’t until the post-WWII era that corn production increased, leading to the emergence of grain-fed (largely corn-fed) cattle
  • Grass farming is emerging as necessary to rejuvenate the soil, produce high-quality food and remedy many of the environmental problems caused by industrial agriculture — and its benefits have been known for decades

"Where would we be without grass?" It's a question posed in the video above, titled "Grass: The Big Story," and released by the USDA circa 1950. Grass farming is emerging as necessary to rejuvenate the soil, produce high-quality food and remedy many of the environmental problems caused by industrial agriculture, but while it's sometimes viewed as a trendy movement, its benefits have been known for decades.

It's a prime example of "what's old is new again," in that raising cows on pasture has always been the best method of food production. "I don't think anyone can stay in this business anymore without good pasture. And it makes farming easy all around," one farmer said in the video. If more farmers had listened to this advice in the '50s, the U.S. would likely be in a far different state, environmentally.


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