In my research argument, my working thesis claim will be that American people should consume more of American beef products and be less afraid of, and more correctly informed about, the benefits of eating beef products. I hope to use the following reasons to justify my claims: because beef is an excellent, more balanced, source of protein, vitamins such as B12 and minerals such as iron, zinc, and magnesium. Beef is also a very palatable food source that is much more flavorful, juicy, and much more tender than, for example, chicken. This issue is problematic because many members of the American public have been lead away from the beef market because of false reports, a lack of researched reports, and bad experiences. The assumption left unsaid is that because of problems with beef in other countries, people assume that diseases such as mad cow diseases, also known as BSE, and hoof and mouth diseases could contaminate the beef in the United States. I do see this argument as respectable and valid, yet it is also the main problem my argument will encounter. I can refute this argument with facts and statistics that prove that the nutritional value of beef is high and better rounded than any other food. In addition, I hope to prove that the beef industry is one of the most sanitary and health consciences industries in the nation. I also hope to find research that shows extended examples and statistics of how disease outbreaks are few and far between, and that the nutritional value of beef is one of the most complete and well balanced.