Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Beware the Myth of Grass-Fed Beef"

After having just watched two documentaries about the American food industry (see the below posting) both of which advocated against grain(corn)-fed beef and for grass-fed beef, I found this article over at Slate.com which basically debunks the assertion that grass-fed beef, from an E-coli standpoint, is any safer than grain-fed.

Science changes. Therefore responsible scientists, even die-hard Popperian-positivists, need to be tempering their advice by stressing the inherently provisional nature of all their scientific findings. This may curtail their research funding, but it is the only responsible course of action.