Protecting Pollinators While Outdoors
Your favorite flowers, trees, birds and butterflies may be part of your everyday experience, but they’re also an integral part of the ecosystem. Because they provide food for all animals, pollinators are critical to human survival. Yet, it’s not only about getting out there in the woods or on a trail — it’s essential to […]
Climate-Proof Crops and Exotic Wheat DNA
As global temperatures continue to rise, a recent study revealed a way to improve crop resilience and food security by altering the DNA of wheat. This week on the podcast, we share the latest research on increasing crop yield, talk about some unusual new food sources that could be delicious, and is this the new American Idol of eliminating wheat variations?
Are Solar Covered Canals California’s Best Solution to Drought?
Across the globe, drought has become one of the most prevalent and critical issues of our times. In the western US, it’s a growing disaster – with California’s 37.1 million people, the largest state population in the country, facing severe drought conditions. In 2022, fifty-eight California counties were given USDA disaster designations. There is no […]
Tractor Hacking and the Right to Repair
At the latest DefCon security conference, an expert hacker discovered a new jailbreak that would allow farmers to modify and repair the expensive equipment that’s vital to their work. This week we discuss why the hack was considered a victory in giving consumers the right to repair the Internet of Things (IoT) products they buy, what future generations will do with technology, and why is so hard to go to the bathroom in our building?
Biofriendly Meets Alchemist Farm
Today we welcome Franchesca from Alchemist Farm and Garden, an inspiring small family farm team in Northern California who are leading the way in sustainability with the humane breeding and hatching of chickens! Franchesca is the head chicken wrangler at Alchemist and today she teaches us about the colorful palate of naturally laid eggs, what goes into mailing chickens, and why Noel and Jacob should invest in hazmat suits.
The Bushfires from an Australian POV
Friend of The Biofriendly Podcast, Steve Ryan, joins Noel and Jacob this week as he dials in from Melbourne, Australia to give a first-hand account of the dire situation Down Under as well as a ton of helpful information sent over by friends and family.
Who Will Save Your Soil?
It’s the first episode of the New Year and Noel and Jacob are ready to dig into the issue of soil erosion where some of the greatest lessons come from the Lorax and Noel wants you to stop blaming cows for everything.
Good Food Gone Bad – Changing Our Appetite for Waste
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations currently estimates that around a third of all food produced in the world is either lost or disposed of. In total, that amounts to approximately 1.3 billion tons of organic waste produced every year—close to 100 billion dollars in monetary terms. The numbers are truly frightening, […]
Ducks Out for a Walk
Today’s Image of the Day is of these two ducks. I don’t know about you but, for me, looking at this picture makes me wonder where these two are going or where they’ve been. Did you know in Japan, ducks are being used as an eco-friendly alternative to harmful pesticides? It’s true! Japanese farmers are […]
Want Organic Produce? Why Growing Your Own is the Best Option
If you ask, most people will tell you they’d rather eat fresh, non-GMO and organic food than food which has been sprayed by various chemicals and pesticides. With organic produce usually priced higher than other produce, families may feel that opting for organic is not always an option. But isn’t eating fruits and vegetables coated […]