"Sustainable" Caviar and "Humane" Foie Gras and Veal: Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
Are we gluttons for punishment?
Probably, seeing as this tip's about greener caviar, foie gras, and veal. Before you start any anti-Ideal Bite petitions, hear us out: If you have friends who are gonna eat these things anyway, it's your green job to turn them on to eco-friendlier sources. Toy not included.
- Happier animals. These methods for making foie gras and veal are more humane than the typical crate-confinement of calves and force-feeding of geese.
- Avoiding extinction-related frown lines. The population of beluga sturgeon (the most prized caviar fish) has plummeted by 90% in the past 30 years.
- Not stuffing yourself with chems. Sustainable sources are less likely to pump their animals with antibiotics and hormones.
- Not grinning and bearing the taste. Our own (and others') taste tests show humane meats are just as delicious as the conventional stuff.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I am a staunch animal rights activist and mostly vegetarian. If I am going to eat any meat at all, I always do the research to be absolutely sure the animal has been raised properly and not treated inhumanely. Personally I prefer the local, free-range, grass fed varieties- check out eatwild.com to find a local pasture based farm or ranch to purchase only the best meats and other products. Treat your body well- trust me you will feel better all around! ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.