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Posted by Autumn Smith

Joel Salatin is the owner of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia and has been featured in the New York Times Bestselling book, Omnivore's Dilemma and the award-winning documentary Food Inc. He calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.

So if you've been wondering whether or not grass-fed beef is truly sustainable (or you just want to have a laugh), then DON'T miss this interview!

Here are just a few of the topics we covered:

Why the statistics used in Cowspiracy do NOT apply to grass fed beef
Where the COWSPIRACY statistics come from
The environmental impacts of grass-fed vs. conventionally raised beef
Why grass-feeding actually improves the environment
Where 90% of the methane on the planet is produced
Why methane isn't actually an issue when cows are grass fed
Why the AMOUNT of cattle being raised today isn't a strain on the environment like many people think
Why green growing vegetation is critical for environmental health
The difference between an annual and a perennial (and why it's important!)
Why eating more vegetables is NOT the answer and may actually be causing more environmental damage
How herbivores help BUILD soil
Why soil building MUST be a national priority
What a truly sustainable and properly managed operation looks like
Why we need to get away from segregation and embrace INTEGRATION
Whether or not Joel thinks eating animals is inhumane (or blocking our evolution to a more peaceful planet!)
Why Joel believes not eating animals is ignorant.
Why grass-feeding is the SOLUTION rather than the problem
Why a vegan diet is not a zero death diet
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Temple Grandin is a renowned American author, animal behavior expert and an advocate for autistic people. With support from her mother and guiding mentors at school, she completed her education successfully and made a flourishing career as an animal expert and a parenting guru for autistic children. She has written numerous books on autism and animal welfare and has been providing consultation to slaughter plants and livestock farms to improve the quality of life of the cattle. She has received various awards towards her contribution to animal science and welfare and has made appearances on numerous television shows and international magazines.

As you can see, Dr. Grandin is a BIG deal.

She's revolutionized the way cows are slaughtered so that they experience as little pain and stress as possible.

She is also an autism advocate and the most accomplished and well known woman with autism in the WORLD.

You don't want to miss this chat!

Here are some of the highlights...

What inspired Dr. Grandin to get into animal agriculture
How and why Dr. Grandin revolutionized the way cows are slaughtered
The simple tricks she used to improve cow welfare
How her autistic mind helped her create a safer system for cows
The amazing lengths she's gone to in order to understand the cow's experience
The surprising things that spook cattle
Whether or not it is really humane to eat animals?
How stress affects meat quality
The details of her revolutionary system
Whether or not the cows know where they're headed
How common it is for a cow to suffer with her system
Why nature can be perhaps MORE harsh than slaughter
What she says to people who are still opposed to raising animals for food
What she thinks needs to be done to improve our educational systems
What she thinks about her HBO movie!
The importance of mentors
How to "turn on" different kinds of minds
What she's up to next
The one piece of advice she'd give to the parents of autistic children
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Celeste Longacre is the author of Celeste's Garden Delights: Discover the many ways a garden can nurture you. She's also an accomplished gardener who has been growing most of her family’s vegetables for over 35 years. Celeste preserves the garden’s bounty by canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting it as well as storing her produce in a root cellar. She and her husband, Bob, live sustainably in a handmade octagonal home.

-How to live sustainably and self-efficiently in the 21st century
-The benefits of fermented foods
-How to make probiotic-rich versions of 2 common condiments
-How to make a fermented drink that is anti-inflammatory and lowest systolic blood pressure with one glass!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Lierre Keith is an American writer, radical feminist, food activist, and environmentalist. She is the author of the highly acclaimed The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability. She’s also been arrested six times.

You'll learn:
How a vegan diet destroyed her health
A negative health consequence of vegan diets that can be permanent
Why hunter gatherers didn't get modern day diseases
Why animal products and choosing grass fed & pasture raised meats is crucial to mental health
Why vegan diets may be harmful for children
Why she believes agriculture is the most destructive thing humans have ever done
How we can eat to support healthy body, mind & environment

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Posted by Autumn Smith

This thrilling episode features America's favorite farmer, Joel Salatin! Joel has literally revolutionized farming with his incredible books including Folks, This Ain't Normal; You Can Farm; and Everything I Want to do is Illegal. You may also recognize him from the documentary, Food Inc.

HE is truly unstoppable force in the sustainable food movement.

The best part is, he's just as articulate and entertaining as he is informative. In fact, he calls himself a lunatic farmer.

Believe me, you don't want to miss it. Especially if you've ever been told that the Paleo diet (brimming with its grass fed meats) is not sustainable.

Joel wholeheartedly disagrees.

In today's show you'll also learn:

Why Joel refuses to ship his product more than 4 hours from his farm
Why he has an open door policy and sign that reads "trespassers will be impressed."
Why it's important to let cows express their cowness
How a world-class & trail blazing, sustainable farm operates
How you can support farmers who are doing right by the planet AND your health

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