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You've got to stop reading the advertisements where vendors tell you lies and distract you from what is important - the actual ingredient list. The ingredient list for bacon is typically on the back of the package. All those nice words like sugar free and no celery powder don't provide critical information. You have to see the ingredient list. 

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I'm under the impression that for bacon to be compliant, it's not simply the ingredients list but that it is pastured/organic. Wellshire Farms bacon is listed as Step 1 on the 5-Step rating system that Whole Foods uses:

 

Step 1: No crates, stalls or cages
Step 2: Enriched environment
Step 3: Enhanced outdoor access
Step 4: Pasture centered
Step 5: Animal centered: No physical alterations
Step 5+: Animal Centered: Entire life on same farm
 
Shouldn't this bacon be at least step 4 to be compliant?
 
Just asking because there's a big discussion in our Facebook group and I'd like some official word. :)
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Shouldn't this bacon be at least step 4 to be compliant?

 

Nope. The whole30 has rules and it has recommendations. The rules state no sugar, no sweetener, no carrageenan, etc.

 

While we recommend pasture-raised pork, there is no requirement based on how your meat is raised. One can do a whole30 eating entirely commodity meats and still make huge differences in their health. The rules allow for this.

 

http://whole9life.com/2012/03/bacon/

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The Bacon Manifesto says:

 

"We cannot recommend consumption – even in “moderation” – of bacon from the factory farming system. If you want to enjoy bacon as part of your healthy, varied Paleo diet, you must take the time to seek out a pastured, organic source."

 

So if the pork Wellshire uses isn't pastured, and organic, is it out?

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missmary and Tom, the bacon manifesto states in highlighted red that: "If you want to enjoy bacon as part of your healthy, varied Paleo diet, you must take the time to seek out a pastured, organic source." The word "must" makes it a requirement, not a recommendation.

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The Bacon Manifesto says:

 

"We cannot recommend consumption – even in “moderation” – of bacon from the factory farming system. If you want to enjoy bacon as part of your healthy, varied Paleo diet, you must take the time to seek out a pastured, organic source."

 

So if the pork Wellshire uses isn't pastured, and organic, is it out?

 

Again recommendations are one thing, rules are another.

 

Following all the recommendations is best, but following just the rules is ok if that's what you can handle. You sound like you can handle more, so go for it! and good for you!!

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