Bees are responsible for pollinating many of our most important fruits and vegetables, but they are mysteriously disappearing around the world in the billions. Beekeepers across the USA have lost 40-100% of their bees, and the issues don’t seem to be going away. Estimates that the UK have lost over 30% of their bees, and Italy 50% show it’s not just an American issue.
Eph & Jeff interview Annie Heuscher, the board chair of AERO (Alternative Energy Resources Organization), and CFAC (community food and agriculture coalition), both of which look at improving local sustainable agriculture. AERO is in its 40th year, and focuses on innovative ideas linking people, alternative energy, and sustainable agriculture in the state of Montana. It’s a strong movement looking to connect people together to help grow an abundant local movement of sustainable living.
Ephie hits the road and interviews two men in North Carolina – Jim Adkins, founder of the Sustainable Poultry Network, and Grant Brereton, poultry genetic expert and author. They explain the state of industrial poultry today – how chickens and turkeys are in deplorable living conditions and are a terrible genetic representation of their species. The heritage breeds of poultry are disappearing in favor of these genetic alterations, which grow four times faster and are grossly overweight and unhealthy.
Fish farms be aware – turning waste into food is easier than you think! In this episode of the Eph & Jeff show, Jeff hits the streets and interviews two different people at the Aquaculture America Conference in Seattle, February 10-12, 2014. The first interview we feature is with the “father of aquaponics” Dr. James Rakocy.
Could floating islands be a way to solve water pollution, in particular from the over-production of nutrients from industrial agriculture? Water clean-up is a huge issue today, with nearly a billion people who don’t have access to clean drinking water, and massive pollution, even in the United States…
On this episode of the Eph & Jeff show, we listen to Chris Hedges, Pullitzer prize-winning journalist, author of many books and writer at TruthDig. Chris spoke twice in Missoula, Montana, and the recording featured here is from the question and answer session after his speech in a large setting, on February 3rd, 2014. We’ve made available his full speech as well: download his full speech here.
Join the Eph & Jeff show for an interview with Cliff Bradley, an expert in biological remediation – using fungi in restoring the earth. This episode looks in depth at petroleum and oil spills across the earth, and just how staggering it is.