Sodastream to build Gaza factory for “peace”

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Sodastream, the Israeli company manufacturing devices producing soda gas beverages in reusable bottles (which sold to Pepsi Co for 3 billion last December), has been on a continuing upswing since  featuring actress Scarlett Johansson to be its anti-BDS advertising queen in 2014. Since then, the company has been a rising star in Israel’s manufacturing community, as well […]

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How Israel’s agtech is feeding the world

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All over the world, farmers are grappling with increasingly harsher weather conditions, pests, pollutants, and soil depletion in the face of ever-growing product demand. Food shortages will likely become worse as phenomena such as desertification and natural disasters intensify. This topic was at the core of a recent scientific conference at the School of Sustainability […]

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Evogene takes gene science to cannabis with AI platform and years of experience

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Cannabis is one of those new markets where everyone and his brother is racing in to make a quick buck. About 500 cannabis-related companies are listed on exchanges in countries like Canada, yet only a handful of those companies are involved in serious biotech endeavors or research. The rest of them, about 90% of those […]

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The plant that transforms wastewater into clean water

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An Israeli researcher has come up with a biomimicry method for solving the wastewater problem by using nature’s wisdom. Due to the low availability of water in the Middle East, Israel has become one of the world leaders in water reuse, recycling nearly 90% of its entire wastewater, primarily for agricultural purposes. Recently, a novel […]

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Sodastream’s CEO raises $4 million for cannabis grow company Seedo

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Seedo Corp “Seedo” (OTCQB: SEDO), a high-tech start-up providing the world’s first fully automated and controlled indoor growing machine for the cannabis and agriculture markets, announces $4 million capital raise at a price of $2.75 per share. The raising was spearheaded by SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum, who recently joined the Company’s Board of Directors and is reinvesting in less than one month […]

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Join the UN’s annual party for the plants

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Keeping plant products and global trade in plants safe – Annual meeting: Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (International Plant Protection Convention) happening April 1 to 5 2019, Plenary Hall, FAO Rome. The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) – the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) – will hold its annual meeting to review […]

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AI-powered container farm tech to grow cannabis in Israel

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Last week Seedo Corp., “Seedo” (OTCQB: SEDO), a high-tech company providing one of the world’s first fully automated and controlled indoor growing machines for the pesticide-free cannabis and agricultural markets, announced today it will be partnering with Kibbutz Dan in Northern Israel to establish the first fully automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free containerized cannabis farm in Israel. […]

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5 Impactful Strategies for Communicating Sustainability Online

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People are searching for information about global warming online. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the “Global Warming” Google Trends page based on searches performed around the globe on the world’s most popular search engine. It’s our responsibility to get better at communicating the things that matter most to building a sustainable future for […]

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United Nations director proposes hydroponics to solve date palm oil problem

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The mention of palm oil is enough to make a serious environmentalist wince in shame of what this oil harvesting has been doing to local ecosystems. In a bid to make the industry more sustainable the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) director José Graziano da Silva is calling on innovators, including hydroponics specialists, to […]

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Israel’s medical cannabis grower Cannbit wins Raphael Mechoulam as Chairman, may cannabis exports begin!

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Israel is on the map for cannabis production. The country claims the world’s foremost researcher Raphael Mechoulam as its pioneer –– in the 60s he discovered and isolated THC and then CBD and other important medical cannabis molecules. There has been a race to get this world-renown expert onboard dozens if not hundreds of medical […]

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The Islamic Bank seeks to innovate social causes

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On December 10, the Islamic Development Bank Launched IsDB Innovate, a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to connect entrepreneurs in the science, technology, and innovation sectors with funders around the world. IsDB Innovate is an initiative of 8 crowdfunding platforms — one global hub, and seven regional platforms. This is the first time a global development […]

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