If you turn on the TV today, more than likely you’ll hear pundits debate everything from the nation’s economy, hazing in the NFL, the role of the United States in foreign policy, Obamacare, celebrity marriages and subsequent divorces and more. Like it or not, there simply are countless topics we simply cannot stop talking about.

In recent years, one of those topics has been food. More specific to the cattle industry, there is a continuing debate about which is better nutritionally: beef from grain-finished cattle or beef from grass-fed cattle. A new review, which was supported by The Beef Checkoff and appeared online in the journal Meat Science , may help some answer that question. The review summarizes the nutritional characteristics and nutrient profiles of beef as reported in numerous studies comparing U.S. grass-fed versus grain-finished cattle.