A new cattle drug called Zilmax is being widely used in the industrial feedlots where most of America’s beef comes from, but not because it produces a better sirloin.
Data and common economic sense suggest that proteins such as beef are the next huge opportunity for local food systems to tackle. This means small farms producing more, but more importantly building the infrastructure and regulatory foot work to provide a true value chain. The runaway nature of large-scale agriculture is scary, but should provide even more incentive for communities to act… on their own behalf.
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