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We Medicine – Russ’ Personal Health Journey

By Russ Conser  |  July 02, 2021
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates It was only 10 years ago when I truly realized the above wisdom of the ancient Greeks while confronting the declining health of my aging father. I quickly discovered that cutting out all the processed food that I had...

Just Real

By Russ Conser  |  June 29, 2021
I recently saw an article for a new alternative milk called, ‘NOT MILK.’  The developers were proud to have created something that is, according to them, indistinguishable from real milk. Add it to the rapidly growing list of other options for fake alternatives to real food, and I can’t help...

Can Grass Fed Beef Scale?

By Russ Conser  |  June 01, 2021
We get the question all the time. Today, our own Allen Williams takes it. Recently there have been a number of ads published in major agricultural publications that attempt to explain the “myths” of grassfed beef. In these ads, major companies such as Elanco and Certified Angus Beef (CAB) state...

Naturally fermented = more flavor + no junk

By Russ Conser  |  May 03, 2021
With the introduction of BoboLinks, our new naturally fermented grassfed beef snack sticks, I’ve been doing a little fun reading on fermented meat.  The story starts with the rich and diverse history of meat fermentation.   The history of meat fermentation Fermenting meat is not new.  Before refrigeration was invented, all meat was...

“Sacred Cow” Book Review

By Russ Conser  |  August 27, 2020
I am so tired of the “diet wars” and the obsession with the overly simplistic question of more, less or even no meat. Finally, we get a book that takes on the question of “better” meat with a balanced view of the nutritional, environmental and ethical dimensions of that question....

Spring is Still Silent

By Blue Nest Beef  |  January 01, 2020
More than 50 years, Rachel Carson put environmental issues on the map with her book “Silent Spring.”  As a result, DDT was banned, the EPA was formed, and Earth Day was born. Given the magnitude of that “Carson Shock,” here’s a hard to swallow truth – our spring is still...