The 5 Biggest Myths about "Natural" Meats
3. Myth or Truth: Buying USDA-Certified Organic Meat is Good for the Environment.
Truth. Organic standards ban the use of antibiotics and growth hormones, which leach into groundwater and ultimately end up in public water supplies. Plus, all feed used in organic meat production is vegetarian and certified organic—including pastureland—which means that it is not treated with pesticides or herbicides and cannot be genetically modified.