The local Bedouin knew about them for thousands of years but in the 1920s, pilots of the Royal Air Force flying over the deserts of Israel, Jordan and Egypt saw mysterious line shapes in the ground that they named “Desert Kites”. Because their outlines, as seen from the air in their planes, reminded them of airborne kites.
Yo. The International Day to respect the bees, yo. We mean respect them every day, but extra today.
A savory dip based on pumpkin, gift of the Libyan Jewish cuisine.
Farmers dump nitrogen on nutrient empty soil so we can have tacos, cereal, a fresh salad. A new solution using switchgrass may make farms healthier.
Think you have COVID-19? Grab a bottle of your hottest sauce and see if you can taste fire.
A new study released by Northwestern University concludes that vitamin D may be an essential weapon to protect yourself from the coronavirus. According to researchers, lower vitamin D levels significantly increase the likelihood that an infected person will develop severe symptoms and complications. The study drew upon data from hospitals in China, France, Italy, South […]
When the average consumer thinks of seed tech, his or her thoughts usually wander immediately to GMO crops. Thankfully, today's innovators are coming up with more than just ways to genetically enhance crop plants to increase pesticide tolerances.
Even as Impossible Foods reaped the rewards of its successful fast food rollout, its major competitor, Beyond Meat, further fueled the love for everything plant-based as it went public.
Since COVID-19 or corona struck there has been a race in countries like the US (where people have backyards) to raise chickens. One American university says don't do it.
As with blood diamonds, now we know what blood cashews are.
Pope Francis endorses AI approaches to growing your food. He says it's ethical and we should do it.
If you're an adventurous eater who enjoys tracking down rare delicacies, travel to Calabria and taste white olives.
Yes, we know. This is a site where we delve into issues facing the western east. The region that the world knows as the Middle East but which we are rebranding as something less archaic, more in tune with what the near East is about. Like the rest of the world, we look to America […]
What do you get when you top a typical focaccia with olives and za'atar? A flavorful flatbread.
A startup from Israel is making a business creating raw materials for the dairy industry, well, we mean, the alternative dairy industry but the one that wants to mimic products that come from cows and animals.
So a plague of biblical proportions or worse has started in East Africa and it's moving rapidly toward the Middle East and affecting parts of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Food forests for the short term and mitigating climate change for the long-haul is the only way to stop this kind of devastation that will most likely lead to more conflict.
Taking care of all things big and small. Initial work with mRNA in cancer has led to a new commercial breakthrough that can alleviate a devastating shrimp virus crippling the shrimp industry. He may keep kosher, but he is happy to help.
Oat milk may the only option after milk and soy has let us down. We tried almond milk but that was killing the bees. Read on for our recipe.
Almond milk was so promising an alternative to cruelty-free cow milk, or hormone mimicking soy milk, but with the take on bees, maybe it's time to kick the creamy liquid habit?
Meat the Change - What is slow meat? Wild pastured? Whole animal meat. Organic. Raised with spirit? Bought at ethical prices? Slaughtered ethically? All of the above. The Slow Food Movement develops its standards, and a quiz.
Natalie Portman was the first A level Hollywood celebrity to make us know that the rich and famous cared about being vegan. She also bought green diamonds. The Israeli-American actress inspired others. Now JOaquin Phoenix has pushed the Golden Globes to serve all vegan meals. Meat is no longer a must.
The Bedouin have an ancient and fascinating history of life hacks. Here is one: crushed scorpion paste for your baby to keep the sting at bay. Recipe inside.
It started with one sidewalk fridge in Tel Aviv. Now The Fridge is an Israeli phenomenon used to educate communities about food waste.
The UN has decided we need more days to celebrate food and agriculture and has decided that 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 21 May as International Tea Day and 29 September as International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. “Without healthy diets, we cannot hope to end malnutrition – […]
Not just for Israel and the tropics. Tangy star fruits or carambola can be great ground cover in orchards as an alternate crop or just a way to keep the soil healthy and vital in citrus orchards.