|Kollective Fusion offers this sign, great for any bbq guy.|
For my fairs and festivals, I must do a buy in each year based on how many truckloads of beef I will need. Most local distributors or sustainable green farms can't meet my organic demand which is a huge problem, I am then forced to go with the big beef companies though my food guy. I'm all about supporting the American economy and proud to be American but for years I have not agreed with the use of the growth hormones as it pertains to livestock.
|I have a bunch of old vintage bbq books, this one was put out by Sears Roebuck !|
|Vintage Roadside took this great photo, from Texas. See it full size and get it here.|
Now what I can't figure out is why other countries are doing things the right way. If they have figured a way to keep up with supply and demand, why can't we?
America: Made with Growth Hormones.
Australia: Proud to be Sustainable
|Antique Cow Pull Toy at Modern Poetry.|
I'd like to see America focused on the same principals as Australia. Many people do not realize that Australia has a huge focus on practicing ethical treatment of animals and keeping these standards high. They export to over 100 countries, so they can keep up with the supply and demand. Just ask the Meat and Livestock Australia, Ltd.
|Meat and Livestock Australia has an office in Washington DC|
They say, "Australian Beef is all natural, minimally processed and contains no artificial additives. Products offered range from 100% free-range, grass-fed beef to grain-fed beef. " The way in which the beef is raised, prepared, and the welfare of the animals and being green is very important to the people of Australia. . In fact, they have a Red Meat Green Facts website. Here is a credo:
" As Australian beef and sheep farmers, we make our living on the land and have done so for generations. It is in our best interest to ensure our practices are environmentally sustainable not just for our livelihood, but also for our families, the community and for generations to come."
So why can't we apply these principals? Surely there must be a way. If Australia is worried about tradition then shouldn't we be too?
Hey, if you are in Australia and want the best meats for your gig, try calling up these folks:
|Chef Paul Le Noury does great catering in Melbourne|
Yum Catering is owned by Executive Chef Paul Le Noury. They do corporate catering and all types of events (everything from birthdays to cocktail parties.) Chef Paul will handle your event large or small! They have space you can rent for private parties and online ordering! Catering Melbourne now is just a click away! Next time I'm in Australia I'm going to stop by and see what great beef dishes Chef Paul has on the menu. That's one way to ensure you get yourself some great Aussie beef.
Address: 7160, St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Call: 1300 536 687
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