Most of the beef I eat is grass fed for a host of reasons. But when it comes to corn fed beef, I have often wondered if it's any better/worse than the beef of conventionally fed cows that get all sorts of other grains in their diet.
Corn fed beef is usually much more pink in color, and tastes a little sweeter. It's very popular with the Irish for some reason. Also, it is my understanding that Pastrami is often made from seasoned corn fed beef.
I know this might sound like the old cliche... which is worse? getting stabbed in the eye with an ice pick or having your left leg severed at the thighbone with a saw blade (i.e. the lesser of 2 evilz) but that's not really what I'm after with this question.
Is there anything notable about corned beef specifically that is better/worse than standard grain fed beef?
Is eating a couple slices of otherwise qualifying pastrami meat any different than eating a couple slices of non grass fed roast beef?