Ep. 6: Ayesha Vera-Yu - On A Saner Approach to Food (Pt. 2 of 2)

This is Part 2 of our conversation with Ayesha Vera-Yu, social entrepreneur and nerd farmer.  Check out our first episode that covers her forays into organic farming but if you don't mind jumping into the middle of the action, listen on!

We talk about:
- what to consider when buying "organic"
- the poverty mindset and why education is key to lifting rural farmers out of poverty
- a more equitable, compassionate, and healthy way to shop/cook/eat
- staying centered and sane while doing emotional and back-breaking work


16:00 - Poverty as a mental state
19:00 - The implications of wanting to eat cheaply
20:45 - A definition of organic food and whether it's just one big marketing scheme
21:25 - The Bokashi Method of composting
24:35 - Things to prioritize when buying organic
26:00 - Why one must buy local and not just organic
29:07 - On avoiding food that requires marketing
29:55 - On the implications of not buying organic
38:05 - A recap of Ayesha's basic rules of food
44:00 - On staying centered and sane
48:30 - On preventing burnout
54:30 - One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka

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