Two guys from Dubai build Blank Street into a Silicon Valley funded coffee venture. Not all New Yorkers welcome this venture.
Look for the exotic jujube fruit in Middle Eastern markets this month.
The Med region is changing as hundreds of new species invade. Can you imagine floating in Cefalu with killer jellyfish?
Yemenis are often overrun by locusts which attack their food supply.
Aldi, a low-cost, high quality European brand has made items like sustainable bedding affordable for everyone. The company is now in the US market.
Sustainability has moved past industry buzzword status to command a stronghold in business and customer communities. When your business embraces sustainable practices, has mindful customers, or both, it’s important to make sure your actions reflect your priorities. Your organization has the opportunity to make an impact through its sourcing choices as well as its own […]
Well in the Bronx, honeybee keepers have tasted notes of pollution. In Jerusalem will the sweet bees offer a taste of holiness?
Nespresso is now a B Corp. A fair trade organization along with B Corp members are outraged.
Sour green plums the size of large marbles are in the local Middle East markets now, a seasonal favorite of the Iraqis. Eat them out of hand as a snack, sprinkling each bite with a little salt. The classic Iraqi way to cook them is to pair them with meat in a flavorful stew. And if you want to ask for them in Persian just say "Gojeh sabz!"
Alt Dairy, Alt Meat and Alt Fish are hot trends in the food tech industry. Vegans are pushing for the conversion to non-animal sources of milk, meat and fish, and the planet needs it badly too.
Saudi-owned and world's largest oil company invests in food, but is hydroponics sustainable?
DuPont, the chemicals company that makes teflon, lycra, polyester, and lucite, will now be making artificial salmon, using spirulina, a type of algae.
April's biggest bargain is fresh, green garlic
Studies have shown animals use flavour as a guide to the vitamins and minerals they require. If flavour serves a similar role for humans, then we may be imbuing junk foods such as potato chips and fizzy drinks with a false ‘sheen’ of nutrition by adding flavourings to them. In other words, the food industry may be turning our nutritional wisdom against us, making us eat food we would normally avoid and thus contributing to the obesity epidemic.
If you live in the near Middle East or the middle Middle East, or are just visiting - take this handy guide with you to find and taste what's in season for the month of March.
Here is a guide to help vegans find more Vitamin D.
Gary Grinspan of Future Crops. Aiming to make hydroponics more closely resembling nature.
Ongoing conflict, poverty, and draught have millions of Yemenis in the crossfire. They are starving.
Crypto can be connected to blockchain data that helps save the world. But running cyrpto servers damage the world in special ways.
Mariah Gladstone’s childhood laid the perfect foundations for the work she does these days, breathing new life into Indigenous Peoples’ food traditions through her online cooking show Indigikitchen.
Finding bones at an archeology site reveals the kind of animals our human ancestors would eat. But plants? Remains in the kitchens and pots of our ancients and their plant matter is much more elusive because plant remains disintegrate over time.
We love vegan burgers but are you getting Vitamin B12?
Soul-satisfying makluba, an Arabic dish with our vegan twist.
Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW) programme to combat desertification in the Sahel region is not only crucial to the battle against climate change but also makes commercial sense for investors, a new study led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and published in Nature Sustainability shows.
Bulgar wheat, or burgul as it’s known in the Middle East, begins as husked wheat grains. Farmers – or more likely, their wives – boil the grains for one hour, then dry them. The processed wheat grains are then take to the local mill for grinding into fine, medium, and coarse-sized particles. Each burgul quality has […]