Mushrooms, MycoSymbiotics & Truthtelling with William Padilla-Brown

William Padilla-Brown: Mushrooms, MycoSymbiotics & Truthtelling, Episode 102, The Psychedelic Entrepreneur Podcast

William Padilla-Brown is a Multidisciplinary Citizen Scientist practicing social science, mycology, phycology, molecular biology, and additive manufacturing. William founded and is the current CEO of MycoSymbiotics, a permaculture research and production business based in Central Pennsylvania focused on innovative practical applied biological science.

In this episode, William Padilla-Brown and Beth Weinstein discuss…

  • William’s realization as a young man that he had spent more time interacting with human ideology than the wild reality
  • William’s early development as an entrepreneur, beginning with selling cultures of edible mushrooms he found in the wild
  • How William used permaculture design principles to design his own alternative higher education
  • The intense hunger for knowledge that led William to develop expertise in foraging, cultivation, medicine-making and much more
  • William’s entrepreneurial approach: how he handles automation, communications, marketing and human resources
  • Bringing new foods and medicines into agriculture, such as mushrooms, algae and insects
  • Creating ecologically regenerative systems to counter the “antibiotic” culture we were born into and depend on
  • Anti-biopiracy – how DNA barcoding of the medicine you make legally protects it
  • William’s thoughts on psychedelic legalization and the venture capitalists who are moving into the psychedelic space
  • How the projects William designs sink carbon, reduce methane, clean the soil and produce compost
  • The real meaning of the word “advertisement”
  • Being an independent producer vs. a dependent consumer
  • The real roots of the anxiety and depression running rampant in our world today
  • The importance of knowing the source of your mushrooms, whether culinary, medicinal or psychedelic
  • Synthetic vs. naturally grown psychedelics

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