See if you can spot the problems with this line of reasoning:
- Grass-fed beef is good for you, the environment, and everything.
- Corn (maize, and barley, and wheat) is a grass.
- Corn-fed beef is grass-fed beef.
- Corn-fed beef is good for you, the environment, and everything.
Over at Muck and Mystery Gary does a fine job of unpacking all that logic. Sample:
[T]his would make some sense if they fed the whole corn plant to their cattle rather than just the seeds, and did so while the plant was still alive and vegetative, so that then cattle would get some green with all of that yellow. Better still, grow corn varieties bred for grazing (they exist) that produced more leaf, more nutritious stalks, and less seeds.
There’s more too, on how exaggerated claims from one end of a spectrum call forth exaggerated claims from the other, rather than the nuanced interpretation they really need. Gary talks about backlash. I suspect anyone trying to make sense of the arguments, in beef as in just about anything, would suffer whiplash instead.