– Kari Hamerschlag, Friends of the Earth (The Daily Meal)
This Memorial Day weekend, as millions of Americans fire up the grill for that first taste of summer, the simple act of flipping over a better burger could make a huge difference for your health and the environment.
More people eat beef on Memorial Day than on any other day—even more than on July 4 or Labor Day. Those burgers may taste good, but most of them come from animals raised in filthy, cramped conditions in industrial feedlots, fed a diet of pesticide-doused GMO corn and soy, and routinely given antibiotics and hormones. The result: environmental destruction, unhealthy animals and a real threat to personal and public health.