Honey Cookies for Rosh HaShanah RECIPE

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Bake a batch of honeyed cookies for the Jewish New Year. Symbol of all things sweet and good, honey is part of many Rosh HaShanah recipes. Here at Green Prophet, we use only chemical-free honey. Our popular honey cake  is based on a traditional recipe, and so are these honey cookies. German immigrants brought the […]

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How Unsustainable Water Policies Crippled The Assad Regime (INTERVIEW)

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We speak to Shahrzad Mohtadi about the devastated drought that crippled Syria’s food centre and shook Assad’s political stability The link between climate change and political instability may still be ambiguous, but recent research is uncovering a connection between sustainable water and food policies and the survival of governments. Shahrzad Mohtadi found that whilst a prelonged […]

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Eat Slower, Enjoy It More, And Eat Less

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You eat more under stressful conditions. Did you ever notice that you eat much more popcorn during the tense scenes at the movies? It’s a self-comforting thing to do, a response to stress. Researchers Brian Wasink and Koert van Ittersum at Cornell University recently discovered a parallel in a study done at one of the […]

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Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

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A study from Stanford University, California, concludes that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional. But how correct is that? A furor of debate is breaking over a statistical analysis of data on food. Over 200 studies on organic and conventionally raised produce, grains, eggs, milk, poultry and meat were collated by Stanford University’s Center […]

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Tea Extract from Pakistan May Help Treat Breast Cancer

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A tea made from a plant found in Pakistan, India, Africa and parts of Europe may help treat breast cancer, study suggests. Following our report on turmeric‘s benefits for natural breast health, science is finding more evidence for Mother Nature’s healing possibilities. According to ScienceDaily.com, “scientists at Aston University and Russells Hall Hospital have discovered […]

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World’s First Genetically-Modified Camels in Dubai to Produce Medicine

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The same research laboratory behind the world’s first cloned camel and a hybrid llama and camel called Cama has recently announced that they are genetically modifying camels in order to produce pharmaceutical proteins through their milk. Dr. Nisar Wani from the Reproductive Biology Laboratory at the Camel Reproduction Center outside of Dubai says the project is […]

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White House Honey Beer Recipes

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Drinking beer is definitely more of a Western tradition than one of the East where wine is preferred, but beer has its place where tradition allows. Miriam has covered beer expos in Israel where there is a rise in boutique breweries like the Dancing Camel and a demand for organic beers. My mom always said […]

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Drinking Camel Milk For Diabetes

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What’s good for baby camels may be great for diabetic humans. Nomads have always considered camel’s milk a medicine, but only recently has science confirmed it. We’re in agreement – see our 6 green reasons for drinking camel milk. While folks in Dubai enjoy coffee- and chocolate-flavored camel milk drinks, researchers view the thin, bland […]

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Camel Meat Catching on in Canada

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Toronto eateries now offer camel burgers and kangaroo kebabs. Emiratis are addicted to Canada’s premier doughnut chain, Tim Horton’s.  So it makes for kharmic culinary balance that Torontonians chomp a North American staple with a crazy MidEast twist: camel burgers. Casbah, a food kiosk in downtown Toronto, serves up camel burgers. “It’s very healthy, and […]

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Pig Abuse Rampant in Kosher Israel

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Pig abuse makes the headlines in Israel, a place where pork is strictly off-limits to most people. A few years ago we covered the rampant Swine Flu that prompted Egypt’s cull of 300,000 pigs to “protect” people there against the virus. But the cull was likely just a matter of politics: The issues surrounding the raising […]

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Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Health Risk Ends in Victory for Babies

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Among those sweet baby scents have lurked not so sweet ingredients like formaldehyde, claim activists. If there is a signature scent associated with babyhood, Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo could win that prize. It’s a longstanding favorite with parents around the globe and has been for decades. Though the consumer products giant shut down their […]

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Khat Juice Drug Peddlars Arrested in Israel

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The drug du jour in Israel is khat, and the police are clamping down on its regulation. Unlike conventional addictive drugs like marijuana, hashish, and cocaine, there is a Middle Eastern drug that has slipped through the cracks of the authorities. Causing societal havoc in countries like Yemen, khat qat, gat or ghat, is a […]

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Mechouia, Grilled Vegetable Salad RECIPE

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Tunisian flavors come together deliciously in a salad of charred, chopped vegetables. Tunisian food features dishes based on simple ingredients dressed in plenty of heat and spice. Mechouia salad is typical of this sunny cuisine, like Shakshukah. Hard-boiled eggs offset chilies and make mechouia a filling vegetarian dish. To capture this salad’s most authentic flavor, […]

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Veganism Goes Viral in Israel

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It is very unusual to find a dinner or breakfast table in Israel that doesn’t include a smattering of meat and/or dairy products to choose from (depending on whether or not the family keeps kosher), which is why the revelation that tens of thousands of Israelis have embraced veganism in the last year is nothing […]

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Could Phones Revolutionize Palestinian Agriculture?

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World food prices soared over 6 percent in July according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Prices are continuing to rise, and food security is already a constant threat in the West Bank and Gaza. The Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem estimates that over half the households in Gaza are food insecure, and […]

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Agriculture and Water Connect Israel to Africa

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Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, landed on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He continued on to Uganda and Kenya, where he will inaugurate two Israeli-cooperation projects in agriculture and health. According to Gil Haskel, Israel’s ambassador to Uganda, the Jewish state is interested in strengthening agricultural cooperation and collaboration with Uganda. Agriculture and water are […]

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World Fitness: How Do You Weigh In?

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A team of British researchers devised a calculator that weighs you against the world. Did Olympic fever catch you?  Itching to get sporty and lean?  Before jumping into a new exercise routine, of course respect that classic disclaimer: first consult your doctor, who will check your weight and height and calculate your body mass. Green Prophet’s brought […]

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