Perhaps you’ve never really considered before what it is that pigs do all day – or what they eat. Here at Natural Direct, we think that’s important to know.
Modern factory farms put hundreds of pigs into an artificially-lit barn where they simply stand or lay around all day in crowded, dirty conditions, eating commercially produced feeds that are chemically engineered for maximum growth efficiency. And while it’s true that these facilities do produce millions of tons of pork every year, there are sacrifices such as:
• Animal stress and abuse
• Air, land, and water pollution
• The unnecessary use of hormones, antibiotics, and other drugs
• The loss of small family farms
• Food with little nutritional value
Pasture-raised pork is obvioulsy not only a happier animal, but the meat tastes better – and is remarkably better for you. For example, compared with feedlot meat, meat from pastured raised pork has less fat, cholesterol, and calories. It also a significantly higher nutritional value including more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids and CLA.
It’s true, this type of animal husbandry requires healthy soil and careful animal and pasture management – but we think it’s worth it. Are you ready to taste the difference? Natural Direct brings you the freshest, healthiest pork you can buy – anywhere.