Murphy's Grass Farm

What are good fats?

Doug: "After I started studying medicine and nutrition, I learned about omega-3 fatty acid and conjugated linoleic acid, beneficial fats that should be increased in our diet."

"It turns out that good fats come from green vegetative plants, and less important fats come from seed crops like corn. It also happens that fats tend to work their way up the food chain, unlike proteins which are broken down and rebuilt each time they are consumed. And so, serendipitously, animals fed a mostly grass diet have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and other good fats, but grain-fed animals tend to have poor fats."

"Now science and medicine have found that omega-3 fatty acids and perhaps others help prevent many of the degenerative diseases facing our populations. Thus, the poor health encountered in modern society is a result of malnutrition, and it parallels the destruction that industrial agriculture has wrought on our countryside and waters by the foolish replacement of corn for grass as a primary crop."