The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution

Once upon a time there was a girl who needed a healthy recipe for dinner. She looked at all the diet cook books in her pantry and thought “hmmm, I wonder if fad diets affect the farmers.”

So she asked one.

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about diets, they focus mostly on the Paleo Diet but touch on other fads as well.

This basically sums up Carrie’s need for the 21 Day Sugar Detox….
  • How Rob feels about something like the Paleo Diet which is grain free as a grain farmer.
  • His thoughts on a previous experience with the Pork Producer Association.
  • How farmers “agvocate” (or don’t) against fad diets.
  • Food portions, what part of a diet is the most important for losing weight, American clothes sizes compared to Asian clothes sizes.
  • And Rob tells a funny story about eating butter in Japan.
  • They talk about the “blindly follow Oprah/Dr. Oz” mentality and how the modern age has brought about a need for information and research.
  • And then they wonder do consumers really want lean meat? Or has the food evolution changed that mentality?

FEEDBACK REQUESTED:

  • Farmers: Do you know of past examples where someone famous/influencer has made a bold opinion that affected food markets.
  • Consumers: What eating habits have you changed that has affected you in a positive or negative way? And what fad diets have you tried, was it because your friends turned you on to it?
  • How many of you loved (or still love) the McRib????

Comment below – let us know!

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96 Replies to “The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution”

  1. Great Podcast on the grain farmer vs. the paleo diet.
    I myself did paleo a three years ago. Still Sticking to the main concept of the paleo diet while incorporating grains and cheeses on first half of the day lately. I’m not going to lie I lost 25 pounds on the strict paleo diet over the course of a year. Stuck to the diet another year and then when having our first child went a stray. I enjoy the concept of paleo but found it was contradicting of my industry as a farmer in Nebraska. That is where it has brought me to today back to eating grains, a little bit of dairy and non grass fed beef. Paleo is a huge fad in the suburban/crossfit areas. I think there is a fine point in there where we can work together to make both grain and paleo diets work together. Anyways it was great to hear both sides of the this area and looking forward to the upcoming podcasts.

    Great work Rob & Carrie

  2. Excellent talk again! I agree with Rob in the fact that more labeling is going to be a constant pressure as we go forward which I have stated in previous comments about COOL. I also think many farmers have seen so many diets come and go that are the new fad that we have become kind of numb to them. I will say I think there is some correlation to the Oprah, Dr. Oz, The Food Babe, Gwyneth Paltrow etc. with their blogs and shows about diets and food and the perception that Farmers Markets food is better or safer than the typical grocery store.

    Also a few years ago we had the reporting by ABC about lean fine textured beef that was produced by BPI. In the report they used the term “pink slime” to refer to it as. It had a disastrous effect on cattle prices and also cost lots of people their jobs in the places that produced it. It is still in litigation but the cost of what that reporting did will never be recovered. Keep up the good work, I look forward to listening each week.

  3. Wow Carrie! That was instructive! I thought it would be cute just hear your voice. 😀 I’ve actually noticed that products that in no way would ever have wheat or gluten in it are now labeling it gluten free. I mean stuff like peanut butter and goats milk. 😀 It’s becoming a marketing tool.

  4. I have been doing the paleo diet for years too. It’s hard but I agree, I feel the best on that diet than any of the others.

    Great episode and one I can relate to since I don’t farm.

  5. I have been doing the paleo diet for years too. It’s hard but I agree, I feel the best on that diet than any of the others.

    Great episode and one I can relate to since I don’t farm.

  6. Glad to listen to an episode that isn’t just the girl interviewing the farmer.

    This show came up in my Facebook feed a few weeks ago so I subscribed. I listen to a lot of food related podcasts so thought I would give this one a try.

    While the premise is good, it seemed like a lot of Kari interviewing Rob about how farmers feel and what they think.

    I’m not a farmer so I can’t really relate to a lot of the questions and answers.

    This episode is the best one so far, the previous episodes were interesting, especially the origin labeling one but this one I could relate to as a food consumer.

    I’d like to have more episodes like this if possible.

    Keep up the good work.

  7. Glad to listen to an episode that isn’t just the girl interviewing the farmer.

    This show came up in my Facebook feed a few weeks ago so I subscribed. I listen to a lot of food related podcasts so thought I would give this one a try.

    While the premise is good, it seemed like a lot of Kari interviewing Rob about how farmers feel and what they think.

    I’m not a farmer so I can’t really relate to a lot of the questions and answers.

    This episode is the best one so far, the previous episodes were interesting, especially the origin labeling one but this one I could relate to as a food consumer.

    I’d like to have more episodes like this if possible.

    Keep up the good work.

  8. As a grain farmer (and consumer!) with Celiac’s disease I REALLY, REALLY struggle.

    I LOVE gluten but gluten hates me. I love the wheat industry and I try to do my best to still promote it. I am looking forward to someday having a GMO-free wheat variety on the market.

    As someone who must follow a strict gluten free diet or else face detrimental consequences to the way I feel and my overall health, I have a hard time dealing with folks who go gluten-free for fun because they think they’ll lose weight or they think gluten is this evil, awful chemical that’s killing us all. I especially struggle when they clear the shelves of the products I need or take the last of the gluten-free pasta at Noodles and Company. (Grrrrrrrrr)

    I try my best to source conventional gluten free products. I.E. Eggo Waffles, Barilla Pasta, Pillsbury, etc. have all come out with their own gluten free versions of their popular items. My favorite pasta alternative so far has been made from corn which is cool…. since I grow corn!

    I think food companies like Chipotle greatly influence the way folks choose their food and most definitely have impacted the market. That’s why we see more and more markets for non-gmo grains and cage-free chicken operations.

  9. Wow Carrie and Rob! I just found your Podcast and have been binge listening. Being married into Apple and cherry farming I really related to and enjoyed this episode. Alar is the chemical you were thinking of Rob and it wasn’t just 60 minutes that put out the bad information. Merryl Streep jumped on the ban wagon too and testified before congress. Many small Apple farmers went bankrupt and lost the farm even thought they were not using alar. (Alar is still used in many other countries) Since then Dr. Oz tried to imply that there were toxic levels of arsenic in apple juice, but was shut down by his produces. And on a side note, going from buying food for myself as a consumer vs. buying food as a farmer made the biggest change in my food purchases. Now that I know agricultural standards vary from state to state and especially from country to country. That governs my food purchases more than anything else.

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