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SAHA's Fairly Local Trade

For most people, fair trade means making sure South American and African farmers get paid a reasonable wage to grow coffee and chocolate. But in Israel, fair trade is much more local. Two companies have emerged in the last few years to provide a living wage for farmers in the region. The first, SAHA, is […]

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Fresh fava (ful medames) beans for salads

Ful medames; ta’miyya; bissara — fava beans have given rise to iconic dishes across the Middle East. Egyptian cuisine is unimaginable without them. They’ve been a staple in the region for about eight thousand years, and were one of the first plants cultivated for food. Most often, they are used in their dried form: rehydrated […]

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Is Israel's Bottled Water Polluted?

As a thirsty greenie living in Israel, I try to avoid buying bottled water, and instead have recently purchased a very cool stainless steel water bottle – made in the US by Klean Kanteen. But sometimes it’s difficult to avoid buying some water in plastic bottles – although after reading this story, I will think […]

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Organic Whole Wheat Bread for Harvest Time and Shavuot

(image credit: giggul371) Shavuot is best known as the holiday which commemorates the bestowal of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. It is also the celebration of the harvest of the Bikkurim, the first fruits of the year. Pomegranates and figs may come most easily to mind, but wheat is another of the Shiv’at Haminim, […]

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Citramed Preserves our Cosmetics the Natural Way

Parabens, a preservative used in cosmetics such as shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes and creams, are nasty things.  They’re bad for our health, bad for the environment, and bad for all the creatures that we share this planet with. Parabens have been proven to be linked to cancer, and a study in the UK has showed extremely […]

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Tel Aviv’s Environmentally Friendly Food Festival

Nachalat Binyamin Street in Tel Aviv is famous for its weekly market of local, handmade arts and crafts – a market that is very environmentally friendly. But it is also home to some of Tel Aviv’s hippest bars and restaurants. For the sixth time, these restaurants and bars are getting together for the annual Nachalat […]

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Israel's Dinah Project Greens Your Sex Life

We are delighted to be able to share this enlightening article on greening  sex and sexuality, courtesy of our friends over at the Dinah Project. The Dinah Project is a wonderful endeavor in promoting healthy sexuality from a woman’s perspective (but not exclusively), through education, open communication, and recommendation based on experience as educators and […]

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Buddha Burger’s vegan meat for Tel Aviv

You wouldn’t think that a vegan burger joint would be able to draw a crowd in a city where shwarma stands, hamburger restaurants, and steakhouses run rampant.  But Tel Aviv’s Buddha Burgers proves that theory wrong. And the name “Buddha” is right on – this place has karma like you wouldn’t believe.  Green karma, that […]

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Help Save Water in One Easy Step

Normally, we’re not big into doom and gloom here at Green Prophet. Not because we don’t believe that bad things can happen, but rather because we believe that focusing on solutions is usually more helpful. And we’re determined to focus on solutions now, because it’s clear that Israel is running out of water. Fast. And […]

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Make Bugs, Not Pesticides

Most people know that organic produce is good and that pesticides are bad. Not only do pesticides have negative effects on human health, having been linked to neurological problems, various cancers, Parkinson’s disease, kidney damage, and reproductive disorders, to name a few, but pesticides have negative effects on the environment as well. The toxic pesticides […]