Solving world hunger with hybrid potatoes


Can hybrid breeding effectively mitigate aspects of climate change? Across the planet, communities face a constant struggle to produce enough food to survive. Harsh climates, insect infestation, and a lack of affordable fertilizers and pesticides mean that crop yields are far lower in developing countries. The scientists at Solynta believe potatoes may be the solution.

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The 100 most Jewish foods!


The folks at Tablet Magazine have created an interactive list of Jewish foods that is as addictive as salty pickles, chewy macaroons, or (insert your own guilty nosh). It’s not a roster of the most popular Jewish foods, or the healthiest, or the tastiest. Some are pretty obscure (making their last appearance on Bubbe’s bubbe’s […]

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5 ways restaurants can go green


The restaurant business is loaded with opportunities for cooperating with Mother Nature and with the goals of a modern, green society. From training a staff to choosing a menu, in style and substance, globally conscious restaurant owners can find ways to help them sleep well at night. 1.Cleanliness Keeping a restaurant going requires a dedication […]

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IKEA catches on to insect protein for food


Flying Spark, a new insect-protein producer, will join the first “IKEA Bootcamp” startup accelerator. The launch of this unique boot camp generated more than 1,200 applications from 86 different countries, but just 10 start-ups will join the IKEA product development center in Sweden next week. Flying Spark is a new food-tech company focused on all-natural protein extracted […]

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Fermenting fish to reduce cholesterol


Fermenting is all the rage, from lemons, to bread to pickles. It’s good for gut health, the immune system and your soul. A new study from Asia finds that compounds in a fermented fish paste used as a condiment in Indonesia efficiently inhibit an enzyme involved in cholesterol synthesis, which can help reduce bad cholesterol. […]

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Making freekeh with the Druze


I stood in a golden wheat field some five miles north of Acre in Israel. Paul Nirens of the Galileat organization had arranged a demonstration with a local farmer, to show us how the Druze traditionally roast green wheat for freekeh. To reach the field, we’d driven over a ditch of teeth-rattling bumpiness, part of the […]

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Superfoods, are they real or just a marketing ploy?


Maca, goji berries… what gives? Miriam shows how to buy local superfoods without the cost and fancy wasteful packaging. Colorful, flavorful, wonderful, natural products  crammed with every natural antioxidant, mineral, micro-nutrient, essential fatty acid and protein you can think of. And I can get them for you, too – wholesale. What? These aren’t superfoods? You’re […]

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