Ep. 41 – Uncovering the Secrets of the Meat Industry with David Maren
Uncovering the Secrets of the Meat Industry with David Maren
Secrets of the Meat Industry
What does it really mean when a chicken is labeled cage-free, free-range or pasture-raised? Why does processed chicken contain so much water? How can you decipher the dizzying array of organic, non-GMO labels on meats at your local grocery store?
Today we’ve invited David Maren to help make our shopping experience a lot less confusing.
About David Maren and Tendergrass Farms
Maren grew up a rebel in a vegetarian family. At age 12, he started building mobile chicken pens and getting involved in alternative forms of meat production. After marrying into a family of farmers in Virginia, he founded “Tendergrass Farms” to form a bridge between family farmers and food enthusiasts.
Tendergrass is now a cooperative network and distribution channel for family-owned farms who raise their meat the traditional way: on the pasture, grass-fed, with no antibiotics or growth hormones.
In this interview with Open Sky Fitness, David talks about why “cage-free” is a meaningless label for poultry, why chickens should eat worms and how he built an organic empire.
Resources from Today’s Show with David:
Mark’s Daily Apple Blog Posts we discussed:
- What You Should Know About Poultry Production Claims
- What You Should Know About Pork Production Claims
- What You Should Know About Beef Production Claims