GMO's, Patent Law, and Leaky Gut...Oh My!
January 6, 2015
Hosted by Sandra Guy Malhotra, Ph.D.
This week's episode will focus on the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMO's. Even though state-level ballot initiatives to label GMO's are sprouting up, many people still don't understand what they are, and are frightened by television commercials paid for by those who have a vested interest in keeping GMO's unlabeled. I will start the show by explaining how patent law works and how Monsanto is using it to intimidate, sue, and bankrupt farmers who they claim are infringing on their GMO patents. I'll discuss whether, or not, food prices will increase if GMO's are labeled, and also describe the different types of GMO crops and the health risks associated with them. I'll close with ways to eat better and avoid GMO's (labeled or not) until long-term testing is done and we can be assured that they are safe. Until then, I urge caution, because we owe the legacy of a safe food supply to all children, everywhere.
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Sandra Guy Malhotra, Ph.D.
Sandra is a classically-trained scientist, having earned a B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. As an engineering student, she learned the fundamentals of inquiry using the scientific method, experiment planning, data analysis, and critical thinking. Most importantly, she learned to examine problems from many different angles, to question assumptions, and to prove hypotheses. Sandra relied upon these skills as a development engineer at IBM Microelectronics for 9 years and as a Director of Technology at Intermolecular, Inc. for 8 years. She managed high-performing teams and complex projects, and is a co-inventor of 50 patents and co-author of 30 scholarly publications.
Sandra has always been passionate about keeping her body, mind and spirit in balance through nutrition, exercise, spiritual reconnection, and holistic healing techniques. As a result of personal experience and research using her analytical skillset, she became convinced that this whole body approach is the most effective way to maintain health and treat the root causes of disease. She founded W Cubed, Inc. and W Cubed Outreach, Inc. with the mission of providing awareness about issues with our food supply; providing guidance about regenerating body, mind, and spirit to prevent and treat disease; making holistic healing more accessible; and providing financial assistance to those who could benefit from access to holistic health care.