On this weeks episode, we are speaking with alternative farmer, Joel Salatin. He is a livestock farmer on his Polyface Farm, in Virginia. Joel uses modern technology to closely mimic the natural environment of his animals, putting them first. He was featured in The New York Times Bestseller, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the documentaries Food Inc. + Fresh.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Joel’s alternative farming style vs. conventional farming
- Chickens expressing their chickenness, pigs expressing their pigness, and tomatoes expressing their tomatoness
- Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should
- Cows are being fed chicken manure and carcasses
- Using modern technology to bring back a natural environment for the livestock
- 500 years ago the US grew more food than it does today without chemicals, John Deere, GMOs etc.
- There is a profound difference in nutrient profiles of grain-fed vs. grass-fed beef
- Chlorophyll is nature’s detoxifier
- How to get people eating healthy & more sustainable food
- Food price is directly related to food processing
- The most expensive potato in the world
- Take out the middleman and buy from your farmers
- You are going to mess up when you try something new… don’t let that stop you
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Joel Salatin’s website
Joel Salatin – The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer (book)
Michael Pollan – The Omnivore’s Dilemma (book)
Food Inc. (documentary)
Jared Diamond – Collapse (book)
Jared Diamond – Guns, Germs, and Steel (book)
Eat Wild website
Jo Robinson – Pasture Perfect (book)
Jo Robinson – Why Grassfed Is Best! (book)
Artemis Dimopoulos & Jo Robinson – The Omega Diet (book)
HeartMath – Inner Balance Trainer
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