You are what your food eats

Dec 5, 2011

According to a study from the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives, Americans consume a lot of meat, and the quality of the meat products is directly linked to animal feeding management. So, if you’re an average eater who chows down on over six ounces of meat daily, consider checking out the nutrition content on the animal feed label.

Perhaps the old adage, “you are what you eat,” should be reworked to say something like “you are what your food eats. ”

This week on Field Notes, we visit two animal operations and learn the ingredients that help make the meat you eat. Environmental Health Perspectives report: Animal feed ingredients. For more episodes and stories of food and fuel visit Harvest Public Media.