After an exciting career in military intelligence Collins worked for the U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Special Agent. His career took him around the world and gave him a unique perspective on not only how the United States, but the world is affected by our food, drug and healthcare policies.
The highlights of his career took him from protecting some of the most powerful people in the world to investigations involving the biggest tainted pet food death case in the U.S. to the intricate dealings of one of the largest counterfeit prescription drug rings in the world. He has often said, “If American’s really knew what was going on in the area of healthcare and nutrition in this country, they would be appalled.”
Gary’s love for all things primal has now led him to begin a new chapter in his life. He recently purchased 20 acres in Washington state, nearly a thousand miles north of his home in California. Today he joins us to discuss finding rural land, the challenges of building off grid and more. We also delve a bit into entrepreneurial topics, the paleo/primal diet and life and more.
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Bob Wells Plant of the Week – Choctaw Papershell Pecan Tree – It is adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9.
This pecan tree produces early in the season, and the shell is medium to soft. The Choctaw pecan is perfect as a commercial orchard tree. It is also an exceptional shade tree, and makes an outstanding edible producing yard tree.
These trees produce a very large papershell nut when grown under optimum climate and fertilization conditions. They are loaded with a nutty flavor that is crunchy to the taste. This is the type of Pecan you see sold at stands in the rural areas often purchased by passing tourists when “Pecan country”
Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.
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