Grassfed Bait and Switch

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This post serves as a correction to my blog Grassfed Goes Gourmet from yesterday.  In that post, I mentioned that Emeril Lagasse’s new line of steaks were grassfed.

As it turns out, Emeril’s steaks are not grassfed at all.

This grassfed steak saga all started a few months ago when my husband mentioned that the article he was reading over breakfast was about Emeril’s new line of grassfed steaks.

I saved the article (from FastCompany, December 2010) on my stack of things to write about until last week when I wrote the post Grassfed Goes Gourmet.

Shortly after I published the post, my friend Stanley who writes the blog Tender Grassfed Meat, emailed inquiring why I said Emeril’s steaks were grassfed when they were, in fact, grain fed.

Confused, I searched the FastCompany website for the online version of the print article I had originally used for the story.  Unfortunately, I had already recycled the print magazine.

Well, lo and behold, the online story clearly states that Emeril’s steaks are grain fed!

Both my husband and I read the print version of that article and it definitely said the steaks were grassfed!

I have no idea why the print story and the online story are different.  Did I get scammed or was it an honest editing mistake that was missed before the magazine went to print?  Whatever the reason, I wanted to come clean about this as I definitely don’t want to be promoting grain fed steaks!

The basic premise of the Grassfed Goes Gourmet post thankfully does not change .. buy from a local farm, save big bucks doing so, and get yourself grassfed steaks that are far superior nutritionally than the $30/lb steaks that Emeril is selling!




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Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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