It’s not that usual for meat producers to extol the virtues of eating less meat to its customers.
But at Farm2Fork we do things a little differently.
Of course we want you to buy our meat – after all we consider it the very best – but we still want people to eat less meat overall.
That said, there’s a happy balance to be made by eating less, but better quality meat as part of a healthy diet – while still considering all the ethical and environmental implications.
People have a whole host of reasons for becoming vegan or vegetarian, and the relationship we have with food is inherently complicated. But the rise of the “flexitarian” and the “ethical omnivore” has shown that eating small amounts of meat can be both beneficial for human health and, in some cases, can even prove more ethical, than that a complete veggie diet.
It might come as a bit of a surprise to some of you that a few of our returning customers are former vegetarians. There are occasions when the vegetarian and vegan diets can become difficult to manage for some, and eating small amounts of grass-fed meat can be a sure-fire way to ensure vitamins such as B12, zinc, iron and vitamin D are introduced in healthy levels.
Plant-based dieters may find themselves becoming anaemic from a lack of iron, or vitamin D deficient – issues that affect meat-eaters far more infrequently.
Returning from a plant-based diet to one which includes meat is not such a strange concept. Current thinking now takes into account the ethics of our food as much as it does its health impacts.
When you think that vegetarians often rely on imported foods, or ingredients such as tofu – made from soya – and millions of hectares of rainforests have been felled to make way for soya plantations, then it makes sense to weigh up whether a locally produced, grass-fed steak is better than a tofu-based meal.
At Farm2Fork, our meat is raised on a small scale and thanks to being 100% grass-fed we can vouch for its health credentials, which include being low in saturated fat, having the right ratios of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and boasting high levels of vitamins A and E.
For vegetarians who are struggling to get the right balance from their food, coming back to meat is a big step, but when it’s the best meat that has been reared sensitively, then it makes perfect sense to reintroduce low levels of our top quality, health benefiting meat.
Our meat complements many diets which focus on human health and the environment.
The clean eating philosophy supports eating our meat – as it’s based on eating foods in their natural state (think unprocessed, whole foods).
Flexitarian diets incorporate small amounts of high quality meat, such as our 100% grass-fed products, and the Paleo diet again involves meat reared as naturally as possible, without grains.
All these diets promote human health and a more conscientious way of eating, and our meat supports all these ways of eating.
Eating less meat is better – but make sure you eat the better meat.
For all our cuts of 100% grass-fed meat, visit our product pages at www.farm2fork.co.uk/shop