When I first heard about the Wheat Foods Council’s Wheat Safari, I thought, “Seems like a smart idea. It’ll be interesting to see how things work out.”
The results, so far at least, appear pretty good.
The nonprofit Wheat Foods Council is an industry trade group that promotes awareness of grains as a necessary part of a healthy diet. The group recently sponsored a “safari” in which bloggers, dietitians and others with ties to food and nutrition visited eastern North Dakota. The trip included a tour of a farm that grows wheat. I went to the farm, too, to visit with safari participants. Here’s a link to the story: www.agweek.com/event/article/id/23814/.
From what I saw and heard, the participants were open to facts, logic and common sense. They certainly asked good, valid questions.
The big question, of course, is the extent to which participants will take what they learned in North Dakota and apply it in their professional work.. It’s too early to fully assess that. But there are encouraging signs. Here’s what safari participant says about it on her blog: http://inglesnutrition.blogspot.com/2014/08/going-on-wheat-safari-grain-on-brain.html.