Egypt’s Frightening Food Poverty On The Rise

Egypt’s Frightening Food Poverty On The Rise

According to a recent report, 81% of Egyptians don’t have enough to cover their monthly food bill A recent government survey has revealed an increasing number of Egyptians are struggling to clothe and feed themselves whilst keeping a roof over their heads. The report by the Egyptian Food Observatory found that of the 1680 households […]

4 Fs of Eating for Optimal Sexual Health

4 Fs of Eating for Optimal Sexual Health

A plant-rich diet is best for your sexual and reproductive wellbeing. The Mediterranean Diet is often hailed as an excellent choice for those who want to ensure lifelong vitality, fertility and reproductive stamina. This diet is noteworthy for what’s it in – whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, fatty fish and […]

Indulgence, Locavore Style: Homemade Strawberry Jam

Indulgence, Locavore Style: Homemade Strawberry Jam

One of the great joys of eating seasonal,local food is the unabashed, seam-bursting happiness of eating something you haven’t seen since the last harvest. It’s the kind of excitement which comes from deprivation – food is always tastier when you’re hungry, and strawberries always sweeter, juicier, strawberrier, when you’ve not had them in months. Another […]

Locavore, Shmocavore – Just Call Me an Ecotarian

Locavore, Shmocavore – Just Call Me an Ecotarian

Is the eco-friendly food movement getting even more complicated, or are ecotarians simplifying matters? The green movement is riddled with a lot of food ideologies.  When it comes to food, there are a lot of environmental issues to consider: locavores protest the pollution stemming from the transport of food from far away, vegetarians (and vegawarians) […]

Aphrodisiacs of the Middle East: Pomegranate

Aphrodisiacs of the Middle East: Pomegranate

Pomegranates are enjoying a resurgence in popularity around the globe, in part because they are nutritious as well as deserving of their reputation as a food to put you in the mood. This time of year, Mediterranean landscapes display the ripening fruits of the fall harvest season. Few are as impressive as the grand dame […]

RECIPE: Syrian Tomato Salad

Hot weather meals call for lots of cool salads. Here’s an easy and attractive one featuring summer’s tomatoes. Sometimes all I want for lunch is about six kinds of salad. I can get my protein from one like our  luscious quinoa salad, fill up on a satisfying potato/fava bean salad, go on the sweet side […]

New Rx For Growing Your Brain: S.E.X.

New Rx For Growing Your Brain: S.E.X.

New research suggests that certain activities including making love and exercising regenerate key areas in the brain. It’s understandably a bit confusing to keep up with all the differing sexual health news. Recently, we reported on the mind-blowing effects of coffee, blowing your nose and making love: turns out these are just a few of […]

Rural, Poor Women and Children in Middle East Lagging Behind in Access to Basic Healthcare

Rural, Poor Women and Children in Middle East Lagging Behind in Access to Basic Healthcare

UNICEF in this news piece has announced that although a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have made considerable progress towards improving the health of mothers and children, disparities within these countries persist, making this progress inequitable. “The health and well-being of mothers and children is often determined not […]

Udderly Creepy? ‘Humanized’ Milk From a Cow

Udderly Creepy? ‘Humanized’ Milk From a Cow

Chinese biotech researchers hope consumers will develop a taste for their GM-altered bovine milk. Attitudes towards public breastfeeding in Israel are more relaxed, in general, than in the USA where the sight of mom’s nursing babies is often met with squeamishness (or worse) as various factions debate the utilitarian vs. pleasure functions of the female […]

Bull Penis Stew: Waste Not, Want Not

Bull Penis Stew: Waste Not, Want Not

People around the world eat the penises of bulls, sheep, and goats, without a quiver. Keeping to the theme of eating all the animal that began with our post on lamb’s testicles, we now present our readers with another idea to get used to. Penis meat is eaten and enjoyed in the Middle East, Latin […]

GMO Beets Coming to a Sugar Supply Near You?

GMO Beets Coming to a Sugar Supply Near You?

With GMO beets likely to hit the US market, and their sugar to reach global markets, savvy eco-conscious consumers are going to have to pay extra attention to finding organic, non-engineered beets. One prevailing assumption about GMO foods is that if one country bans them, her citizens are safe. But a statement from Wenonah Hauter, […]

Oy, Soy! Does Soy Put Your Health At Risk?

Are soy products increasing women’s health risks? Miriam takes up the debate. Hannah’s thoughtful post on increased breast size in modern women made me think of the effect of soy on hormone stimulation. The theory that genetically-modified, unfermented soy products stimulate estrogen flow production is gaining ground, paired with what we know about GM foods’ […]

Ethical Foraging Saves Native Flora

Ethical Foraging Saves Native Flora

Care for wild edibles as if you’d grown them yourself, and they’ll come back year after year. The Jewish springtime Tu B’Shvat festival is just around the corner on Wednesday night, the 19th of this month. The flowering of the almond trees on that day also signals new green growth on Israel’s dry soil. It’s […]

How to Become a Middle Eastern Invasivore

How to Become a Middle Eastern Invasivore

Protect the environment by eating the (animal or plant) species trying to invade it.  What does a Middle Eastern invasivore look like? Environmentalists have a lot of crazy eating habits.  You’ve got the hardcore vegans who avoid all meat and animal byproducts, the vegetarians who will not eat meat (but eat dairy and eggs), the […]

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