Cruelty to More Than Just Cows

You may have heard about the ground beef that has been recalled from schools recently because it was made from cows too sick to walk. But have you seen the video?

Not only are these cows being treated in an extraordinarily cruel way, but it is sick to think that these companies would knowingly feed them to children – or to anyone. I urge you to complete the form along the right-hand side of the site to send a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture.

I also urge you not to buy any meat that is factory farmed.  If it means more beans and lentils, so be it; do you really want to eat these dying creatures?  New Seasons is a great place to get sustainably farmed, free-range beef, if you are lucky enough to live near one.

Want healthy, “green” fast food? Head straight to Burgerville!

If you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest, and therefore don’t have access to one of these amazing fast food restaurants, all I can say is, “I’m sorry.”

Burgerville uses local, vegetarian fed, antibiotic-free cows for its burgers (they use the same beef source as New Seasons), and cage-free hens for its eggs. Its milk is also hormone-free, and many of the fruits and vegetables are locally sourced.

You can look forward to delicious seasonal treats throughout the year, like their Sweet Potato Fries, Walla Walla Onion Rings, Strawberry Milkshakes, and other delights. They partner with a host of local businesses to give you the freshest, most delicious foods.

All of their nutrition info is available on their site, as well as ingredient lists. They even have a complete chart for people with food sensitivities, and the peanuts in their sundaes are stored carefully and kept separate from other food items, to protect people with peanut allergies.

In addition to local growers and sustainable farms, you can feel good knowing that your money is going to a company that takes good care of its employees, composts its waste, buys renewable energy, turns its used cooking oil into biodiesel, and more.

With so much healthy, sustainable food and such admirable business practices, Burgerville lives up to its slogan – “Where you go when you know.”

To find a location, click here.