If you’re driven to look for organic meat by concerns about your health and the environment, you aren’t alone, as a new research paper from Washington State University academics explains.
The paper, from researchers Ioannis Kareklas, Jeffrey Carlson and Darrel Muehling, sheds some light on the motivations behind organic food purchases.
According to the results, egoistic factors and altruistic factors both played an important role in motivating consumers to opt for the organic route with free range meat and other foods.
These egoistic factors mainly related to the belief that organic food is healthier, while the altruistic factors centred around the belief that the process of production for organic foods is more environmentally friendly.
In particular, the nutritional value and natural content of organic food products were shown to be two of the most important aspects motivating the purchase of organic items.
If you are looking to make a change in your food shopping habits, going to organic meat suppliers can be a great way to start being more environmentally conscious about your diet.
Arcadian Organic supplies premium Australian beef and lamb all year round, helping to support free range, environmentally friendly practices and smaller family farms.
As a result of the strict certification requirements involved in producing organic meat, Arcadian-supplied products have been cultivated with a focus on farming sustainability and biodiversity. That means producers need to comply with high standards for soil and water efficiency in their farms.
This also means that you won’t be getting any of those unwanted synthetic chemicals, hormones and genetically modified organisms in the end product – which makes for a delicious and guilt-free dish for you and your family.
In addition to this, organic meat producers are committed to following humane animal welfare practices for their cattle, so you can feel confident about the way your meat was raised before it hit your plate.