Farewell to Argentina’s Famed Grass Fed Beef

NPR has a good story on the disappearance of Argentina’s grass-fed beef and the move to feed lots due to the soaring price of soybeans and farmers move to that crop from beef. The bigger problem – there is no way to tell what beef is feedlot and what beef is grass-fed as it’s not identified by production method.

This is quickly leading to an end of Argentina’s reputation for amazing beef, but Uruguay is increasing it’s grass-fed beef production, so maybe we’ll have to head across the border.

Farewell to Argentina’s Famed Beef [NPR]

Buenos Aires News: Edition 3

More interesting news from around Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina. Blackouts Back As Heat Wave Hits Argentina [The Argentine Post] It’s blackout season again in Argentina. Traffic lights stop working, stores and kiosks have to close their doors and discard spoiled food, and thousands of people have to take the stairs instead of … Read more

Random Observations: Week 11 & 12

One nice thing about numbering all of the Random Observations is that we know exactly how long we’ve been here, and wow, 12 weeks goes by really quickly. Some of our new and improved random observations now include photos!  Enjoy… Random Observations: Week 11 & 12 Spring is definitely in the air here. The weather is getting … Read more

Argentinean Beef

A lot of people back home have been asking me about Argentine beef: Is the beef really that cheap? Is the beef really that good? Do they eat a lot of beef? The answer to all these questions is, “Yes.” Beef is definitely one of the staple foods here.  I have been extremely pleased with … Read more