Colorado Rules in Organic Livestock

I live in New Jersey, so to me “open space” means a corner lot. But not in Colorado, there’s plenty of land out there.

So it’s no surprise that a recent report shows Colorado has the highest percentage of land dedicated to organic livestock.

Colorado rules with 76%, the most in the West. And you better call it the “West,” I was just in Colorado and they’re very punchy about being called “Midwest.”

And Colorado is second only to Idaho in the number of organic farms in a state.

Farmers in Colorado say switching to organic is expensive and cumbersome, but the certification makes their organic meat “the real McCoy.”

It’s pretty cool to see a state so dominated by organic. I think it represents a nationwide shift in consumer demand.

I don’t know about organic farms, but I tell you one thing, Colorado has more medical marijuana stores…on EVERY corner – it’s far out man!

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Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese

Gerry is your typical yoga practicing, no pizza or meat eating Italian guy from New Jersey. Seriously, his family still isn't speaking to him. Professionally, Gerrys been Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD's blogger since 2005.