Updated: Feb 11
One of my favorite parts about my job is that I am always learning something new every day—sometimes even by the minute! It can be overwhelming having information constantly being thrown at me, but there is no greater feeling in the world than being able to pass on information to friends, teach the next generation, and even simply answer customers' questions because I know I am helping someone. One way I thoroughly enjoy consuming knowledge is via cinema as it can be both entertaining and informative, so when Monte suggested I should watch Sacred Cow, I was all about it!
What is Sacred Cow about? Well, for many years now, consumers have been questioning the humanness of eating red meat as well as the impact of livestock on the environment. For the majority of them, the conclusion has been to abandon eating meat altogether. Sacred Cow not only discredits this solution and the misinformation being spread about the meat industry, but examines a new, transparent way to raise livestock and process meat that will only strengthen the cycle of life.
Without giving too much away, I personally thought Sacred Cow was an eye opening documentary that was professionally filmed. Producer Diana Rodgers never criticizes farmers or any specific lifestyle, she simply pinpoints the major issue in today’s society, specifically the agriculture industry: we can do better and need to do better for our environment, health, and our children. The opinions of individuals within the meat industry are expertly incorporated with facts and logic to build a strong case for the consumption of red meat.
So why does this all relate back to us here at Grateful Graze? Similar to the producers and farmers featured in Sacred Cow, we see raising livestock as a solution to our health and environmental sustainability rather than something that should be given up all together. We too believe in the humane treatment of animals and they only need to have one bad day in exchange for a great life. By watching Sacred Cow, you will be able to better trust how your food is raised, knowing that it is not simply one business but hundreds of producers that are practicing raising completely grassfed and pastured livestock. You will get an inside look at why what we do is so good for your health and the health of the environment, and my greatest hope is that you will be inspired by farmers and their dedication to their livestock, the environment, and most importantly you!
*Click the link below and sign up to watch Sacred Cow for free now until Sunday December 6th at 11:59! And make sure to stay tuned for Grateful Graze's upcoming list of movie recommendations, including Kiss the Ground which can be found on Netflix now!