We at Green Prophet have been charting the rising popularity of organic food in Israel for some time now.
One of the biggest suppliers of free-range organic eggs in Israel is Givot Olam, a Jewish farm located in the West Bank.
While you’d think that politics and food don’t mix, there are some who disagree.
According to a recent article in Marketplace, there’s a growing concern among some segments of Israel’s population–they don’t want to support West Bank settlements by buying their organic products. Since organic products are often not labeled to denote origin, this creates what some feel is a political predicament. Not a huge one, mind you, since West Bank products constitute only a tiny percentage of organic products in Israel.
Conversely, there are people who actively seek out organic products from the West Bank, for opposite and still political reasons.
Anyone still in the mood for eggs? It only seems appropriate to have them scrambled, in this case.