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?

Switch up your flours | Tuesday Tip

Spelt or wheat is often grown in rotation with rye and clover to replace lost nitrogen.

Are Too Many Cows Burping?

We’ve all read the headlines about cows and how they release methane emissions that negatively effect the environment, but how did this even become an issue? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we put a few cow myths out to pasture, discuss ways to eat less meat, and what is a fart backpack and how can we get one?

Empowering Women in Uganda with Karen Sugar

Did you know that 80% of the food in Africa is produced by women and small to medium scale farmers? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcome Karen Sugar, Founder and Director of the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund to talk about how her non-profit came together, ways they support women in Uganda, and did Jacob check himself out in the mirror during the podcast?

Sustainable Sugar

This Biofriendly Podcast is pretty sweet! Sugarcane is the most produced food commodity in the world, so as you can imagine it has a significant impact on many environmentally sensitive regions. This week Noel and Jacob talk about what’s being done to improve the sugar industry, some sweet sugar alternatives, and do we have to fight bears in hand-to-hand combat to get honey?!

Rice Is For the Birds with Paul Buttner

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Paul Buttner from the California Rice Commission to talk about how they’ve transformed the rice fields of the Sacramento Valley into a safe haven for millions of waterbirds, ducks and geese. Paul talks about his environmental journey from air pollution to wildlife conservation, and did the California Raisins steal all of rice’s thunder?

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7 Useful Tips to More Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable gardening refers to farming in an eco-friendly and smart manner. It is a unique way to give back to the environment by using organic farming methods. Sustainable gardening is farming without using fertilizers and pesticides that can affect our water and soil. These farming methods can help reduce waste and also preserve natural resources […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 89 - Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Did you know that we eat a different banana today than we did in the 1950’s? And thanks to a fungal strain called Tropical Race 4, our current bananas are on the verge of extinction once again. As scientists scramble to build a better banana, Noel and Jacob peel back the disadvantages of monoculture farming, why all of our food shouldn’t look the same, and sometimes you need MTV to keep things weird.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 86 - The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

Around 70% of the world’s cocoa beans come from West Africa, but the due to the extreme poverty of the region the chocolate industry has struggled to prevent child labor for decades. As Noel and Jacob take a bite out of sustainable choices, they share some ways you can keep ‘Big Chocolate’ accountable and promise not to cancel chocolate.

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Unique Ways to Go Green on a Budget

In today’s fast-paced environment, we are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact our behaviors and lifestyles have on the planet. As we continue to face issues around the world, like climate change and economic crises, we also develop a greater awareness of how and where we invest our attention, time, energy, and resources. This, in […]