It is becoming a common expression with those around me lately, but BEEF is seriously WHAT'S FOR DINNER for as long as the eye can foresee. I picked up my order of a 1/2 cow today! All 270 lbs! Its 100% grass-fed, organically-raised cow from a farm in southern Ohio. They supply the local co-op and appear at a farm market right up the road from me.
Check 'em out, http://www.ravenrocks.org/ More stuff going on there than just beef, including some outstanding photos.
I ate their meat when I was going through cancer radiation therapy and had to be on a restricted diet (no iodine residue, which is common in some meat-processing facilities). It did me good then, I expect it'll do me good now.
The health and environmental benefits of grass-fed meat is a very, very long list, and I encourage anyone to check it out: http://www.eatwild.com/ I really believe that eating meat raised in this manner is a good alternative to being a vegetarian, especially those like me who don't respond well to a vegetarian diet (I'd tried).
[I'd challenge vegetarians out there to really look at where their food is coming from and how its produced, because they may not be having quite as good of an environmental impact that they think (although there is no question that eating a conventionally raised vegetarian diet is better than eating factory farm animal products, but I think organically raised meats, eggs and dairy would give any vegetarian a run for their money in terms of environmental responsibility. I'll take my grass-fed meat, raised locally and organically to your polluted and plantation-grown bananas shipped from 3,000 miles away anyday.)]