Pictured: Cattle on VG Farm
There’s a longstanding public belief that livestock has a negative impact on the environment. Cows fall particularly victim to this sentiment, which actually holds very little weight. There is, however, truth that poorly managed agriculture can damage the environment. Overgrazing can have a serious effect on climate, and is difficult to undo. This is very different than cattle themselves being damaging, as the onus is truly on farmers to make good choices for their animals and our environment.
Your dad doesn’t want another tie.
We’re sorry – it’s true! Your dad may love you, but he doesn’t want another tie, a funny t-shirt or a novelty mug. He has spent years raising you into a decent human being, and that deserves more than golf-themed socks.
So what will Dad enjoy this weekend? Meat.
Canadians want good food – this we know. But what does that mean, exactly? It’s actually a huge question that can’t be answered in a single post, or by a single person…but let’s get the discussion going. We want to hear from our customers, our readers and the greater community – producers, families, everyone! What does good food mean to you, and how do you make purchase decisions based on your personal ethics and standards?
Here’s a place to start. At VG Meats, “good food” means taste and quality…but also considers sustainability, the effect on the environment, the treatment of our animals, health and nutrition, product price and the economy. We think about the farmers producing this food and the children that eat it at your supper table. We think about the food system in Canada and the opportunities and challenges it presents to us, as producers, and to you, our customers.