Upon hearing that I had decided to be a vegetarian (lacto-ovo, for the time being), my mom got *mildly* irritated that I wouldn't be eating her food that had meat in it. I briefly explained that I get the same nutrients from other foods and that I'd be eating better as a vegetarian than many do as omnis. One of my older brothers, Paul, is big on white pasta ("whole wheat pasta tastes like sand" um or not...), white bread, pizza, some fast food, etc. I pointed out that I already have MUCH better eating habits than he and that she need not worry, etc. etc.
Point of the story... the meat -beef- that we use isn't from stores. Pretty much since my parents were married in 1976 they've raised their own beefer and slaughtered it. Sooo, any beef we have in our freezer is grass-fed, homegrown, certified organic, I guess - we don't use any hormones or anything of the sort.
Sooo I guess I'm just wondering how you all feel about eating meat when you know where it's from. It's sad to me, in a way, cause here this steer was in our barnyard (we're not a great big farm, by any means... at the moment we have 1 cow, 4 horses (with a baby due in just a few weeks!!), 5 dogs and 8 cats) just a few months ago, and now he's in the freezer.
I mean, eating our own beef is arguably much better than eating what comes out of the stores, but beef is still unhealthy in many ways, correct? Idk, respond away please, opinions, reassurance... all that good stuff.
ETA- Just to clear things up - I'm not
planning on eating our meat, I guess this was just a hypothetical type situation, of would or wouldn't you eat the meat, how do you feel about it, etc. etc.