What Is Natural? Nothing Added.
Natural means our cattle are never treated with hormones or antibiotics – ever.
For years, ranchers have been treating cattle with growth hormones to increase their size – thereby increasing their profits. Trouble is, hormones really only add more water weight, so the flavor and texture of the meat is compromised.
Administering growth hormones and steroids is considered relatively safe in the United States, but banned throughout the European Union, due to concerns about its effect on human health. A recent study by Danish scientists suggested that hormone residues in U.S. beef may be linked to high rates of breast and prostate cancer, as well as to early-onset puberty in girls.
It's just common sense: the less beef is treated, the healthier and better tasting it is. Antibiotics are used to keep cattle from contracting and spreading illness. Conclusive evidence of their long-term use, and effects on humans and the environment, is not yet available.
Some brands boast the "Natural" label, but only cease using hormones and antibiotics 100 days before harvest. At Dakota Farms we mean what we say: No hormones and no antibiotics ever. That’s natural.
Beef that's Better For You
Beef Nutrition Information
- 29 cuts of Beef meet USDA guidelines for lean meat
- Today’s Beef is at least 20% leaner than it was 14 years ago
- Beef’s got ZIP (Zinc, Iron and Protein)
- Beef is a naturally nutrient rich food – A 3 oz. portion is an excellent and good source of 9 essential nutrients
Sources: www.beefretail.org; www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com;
2003 NPD National Eating trends (NET) Research
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