Lets discuss why grassfed beef tastes different... if we can even argue that it does. There is a body of scientific research that says most Americans can't tell the difference, even though there is a clear difference in fatty acid composition between grain fed and grass fed cattle. Personally, I have worked in feedlots, and worked on some heritage breed pasture based farms in central NY, and I think I would rather risk my digestive tract on the grass fed cattle. To be fair, however, feedlots serve a purpose, they provide a consistent cookie-cutter product to a population who is content eating fast food hamburgers every day. Grass fed beef requires some talent to properly cook and flavor, and while it does have some more readily oxidized fatty acids, it is consistently leaner and contains a healthier fatty acid mix. I encourage people from all walks of life to really give grass fed beef a try; it is different than what most people are used to in this country, however, it is a healthier solution that provides a natural solution to many of the problems that feedlots have created. There will be little e-coli 0157-H7 in grass fed beef, as these cattle have an unsuitable rumen environment for this bug. Also, when your butcher tells you grass will kill cows, tell him to climb in his hobart grinder feet first. I had a client tell me this once, and couldn't quite believe my ears. Cattle are rumenants, and much like termites, they house microbes in their stomachs which allow them to convert cellulose into energy... there is a long pathway we will skip here, however. Cattle evolved this way, and we have tried to inefficiently feed them corn to get them fatter faster, regardless of cost, so that people will have a beef product they feel is consistently moist and has the same flavor (or fatty acid profile). So, I encourage you to go out and be daring, grass fed beef out of australia is very cheap and easy to come by... if you eat alot of beef, contact a local wholesaler who is probably importing from a company like Dunedin Beef... and order right from them. Go out there and eat grass fed!