Encore: The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer with Joel Salatin

February 7, 2017
Hosted by Sandra Guy Malhotra, Ph.D.

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Joel Salatin joins us to discuss his groundbreaking book The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer. Joel will describe how he is shunned by industrial farmers, vilified by corporate agri-business, and stalked by food police as being a lunatic. But Joel enjoys the sheer ecstasy of being surrounded by happy, frolicking animals, dancing earthworms, and appreciative customers. His family's farm, Polyface, Inc. ("Farm of Many Faces") is nestled in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and has achieved iconic status by featuring prominently in the Grammy nominated documentary, Food Inc., as well as the NYT best-seller Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Joel will describe the breadth and depth of the paradigm differences between healing and exploitative food systems. If you want to understand more about our broken food system, and what is being done to fix it, then this show is a must.

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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.

Episode Directory

February 2017

  • 2/14/2017: Encore: Building an Esthetician Business Listen Now
  • 2/7/2017: Encore: The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer with Joel Salatin Listen Now

January 2017

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