WB, I sure can't agree that beef is universally poor quality. I don't know what percent of cattle are given ractopamine, etc., but I do know there is a lot of high quality beef in market places, and I don't believe one has to buy from Omaha Steaks, or even pricier sources to get it. I just can't believe it is a large percent of beef in markets have been implanted. I think we may need more science, not less!
I also believe high supermarket prices of beef probably are more of a deterrent to more consumption than some people will admit.
I don't see corporations as somehow evil and trying to take over the food industry. It has been a pretty darn good system of production, regulation, processing, more regulation, distribution, more regulation, and supermarkets and more regulation to do such a good job of feeding the majority of people across our nation and the entire world as we do today.
Sure, there are some improvements needed, maybe beginning with streamlining and cost control on government regulation! Maybe even more helpful would be if we weren't so prone to attempting to use that proverbial "circular firing squad" to solve the problems we do have in this industry!