grass feed beef, yea or nay?

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    the new rage if grass feed beef.....myself it just reminds me of spending summers on a farm and eating the damn stuff....i am a steak ho.....i like my steak well marbled....melting on my tongue...grass feed dont do that

    sometimes food trends are not good trends
     
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    I like eating higher up the food chain. I'm not eating grass, so something further down has to.

    Iz midwest. Corn fed please.
     
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    Grass fed is much better than corn fed.
     
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    Anything but veal....don't killz da baby cows.:(
     
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    All my moo cows are grass fed. And qute tasty as well.
     
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    do you finish them with grain?
     
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    Ever drink a shot of what grass juice? It's a kick ass buzz.
     
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    grass fed beef sucks...there is a reason people started finishing with grain.....

    sometimes foodies are so wrong
     
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    Cows were not meant to eat corn.
    Corn fed beef is what made eColi what it is today. How many of you know that eColi was a harmless, but unpleasant little bug before the 1980's?
    No one?
    Not surprised, this is a little secret that the cattle industry wants to make sure you don't know.
    Cows need a varied diet of grasses and other plants. Without it - natural bacteria in a cows gut runs rampant - corn does not contain the natural inhibitors that is found in certain grasses.
    The industry gets around this by injecting loads of antibiotics in the short life of a beef cow. This process created the antibiotic resistant and deadly eColi.
    Corn fed beef also goes bad much quicker than grass fed beef, to get around this they pump nitrogen and saline water into your steak to make it artificially keep the color longer.

    Bon Appetite'
     
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    I don't think it's the foodies who started that craze.

    I think it was the mad cow disease scare. Cow feed usually has connective/nerve tissue (brains, spinal cords, etc) ground up into it, and that's how mad cow disease is spread.

    Grass fed beef tends to be a little tougher..or let's say less uniform in texture..than standard beef.

    I don't mind, I still like the peace of mind. Though I know in my heart of hearts it's probably all bullshit, and there are at least SOME who say it's exclusively grass fed but are lying...
     

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