Hey all – welcome back for the fourth installment of The Food Lovers Dish It. We had the great pleasure of talking with Rod Morrison of Rocky Mountain Organic Meats this week. In this episode, Rod talks about his passion for sustainability and organic food, and his journey to becoming a certified organic rancher. His commitment to it was the result of a well-traveled world view, experiencing what ‘real food’ was like while abroad. He brought that perspective home with him and started working with the folks writing out the USDA certification requirements for organic meat. Rod’s story is inspiring, and he’s a tremendous source of knowledge. He is always happy to share his knowledge with others (anything he can do to get the word out). If you have any questions for him, give him a shout on Twitter where he is @GrassfedOrganic.
0:14 – Welcome
2:30 -What is organic?
6:00 – Certified organic status
8:52 – Rocky Mountain Organic Meats
11:30 – Raised in the Rockies, where the grass is greener!
12:25 – What inspired you to go the organic route? / Your involvement in developing the certification process for the USDA organic meats program
19:25 – Hayley is going to eat beef again
22:25 – Why you need to buy organic
27:50 – Wyoming is wonderful
29:00 – Living on stored sunshine
29:56 – Humane animal treatment and (not) administering antibiotics
35:51 – Sustainability and its relationship to our food supply
40:20 – Food awareness
43:30 – The Food Lovers visit RMOM
47:48 – Whats your favorite cut of beef, and how do you prepare it?