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Grass-Fed Beef

Cows are ruminants, and they evolved over millions of years to eat grass. Grass and other forage plants that ruminants munch on are difficult to digest, hence the evolution of their special stomach, the rumen, which helps break down these plants through special microorganisms and fermentation. Furthermore, the grass does not enter the rumen until … Continue reading Grass-Fed Beef

Slow Food

To counteract the rising tide of industrially produced low-quality food for global consumers, the “Slow Food” movement began in Italy in 1986, fittingly, through a protest at a proposed site for a Mcdonald’s in Rome.  Slow Food aims to change global food supply chains that are damaging both to the environment and to human health. … Continue reading Slow Food

Camel Milk Helps Prevent Diabetes

In a country with one of the highest incidence of diabetes in the world, a potential preventive “medicine” has been found in an unlikely place; camels. According to researchers in Bikaner, India, camel milk contains sufficient levels of insulin to help prevent, and perhaps treat, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is estimated … Continue reading Camel Milk Helps Prevent Diabetes