Grass vs. Grain

There are a number of arguments for both grass- and corn-fed cattle. Proponents of grazing cattle usually cite health issues: grass-fed has less fat but more omega-3 fatty acids, which help in the fight against heart disease and cancers. They also have higher levels of vitamins E, A and beta carotene. On the flip side, because there is less fat, grass-fed cattle taste different than grain-fed. Studies show that Americans prefer the taste of the higher-fat, corn-fed beef. (Are you surprised?) You decide: Make your heart happy or satisfy your stomach.