How Israel’s agtech is feeding the world

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All over the world, farmers are grappling with increasingly harsher weather conditions, pests, pollutants, and soil depletion in the face of ever-growing product demand. Food shortages will likely become worse as phenomena such as desertification and natural disasters intensify. This topic was at the core of a recent scientific conference at the School of Sustainability […]

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Farmer’s everywhere: download the UN guide on fighting soil erosion

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Wind, rain and industrial farming techniques accelerates soil erosion and can be mitigated before the world faces calamitous losses in terms of agricultural yields and critical ecosystem functions. “The negative impacts of soil erosion are ever more evident and the need to work jointly ever more urgent,” FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Maria […]

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7 things you can learn from the best restaurant marketing

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As the world becomes smaller and competition becomes larger, marketing is becoming an increasingly crucial tool for the success of any business. For restaurants especially, using the right tricks & tactics has become more important than ever with new spots to feed hungry customers popping up almost every day. Creating a distinct brand & identity […]

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Israeli scientists win international research grant for their development of meat alternatives

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For a while now, Israeli startups and researchers have been among the forerunners in the development of lab-grown meat and meat alternatives. Companies such as Future Meat Technologies, SuperMeat, and Aleph Farms combine cutting-edge technology with innovative new concepts aspiring to transform the future of meat production. Venture capitalists and angel investors within as well […]

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AI-powered container farm tech to grow cannabis in Israel

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Last week Seedo Corp., “Seedo” (OTCQB: SEDO), a high-tech company providing one of the world’s first fully automated and controlled indoor growing machines for the pesticide-free cannabis and agricultural markets, announced today it will be partnering with Kibbutz Dan in Northern Israel to establish the first fully automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free containerized cannabis farm in Israel. […]

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The Net’s Most Infamous Mead Recipe

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As promised in our post about the great mead comeback, here is the easiest mead recipe for newbie brewers, Joe Mattioli’s  Ancient Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Mead. It’s a controversial recipe that has enraged and delighted countless home brewers since it first appeared on the the GotMead site and went on to go viral. Many home […]

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Mead: The Ancient Wine Is Back

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What do you think of when you think of mead? You might imagine Vikings with braided beards quaffing something potent out of cow’s horns. Or possibly, jolly Hobbits clinking pewter cups of golden liquid between nibbles of seed-cake and tarts. But mead is no longer the drink of the mythical past. As the recipe for […]

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Planting a non-GMO pea with 50% more protein

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Protein. The world needs it. Especially as we learn every day when an animal-based protein diet is killing our planet. Equinom, a seed tech start-up from Israel, is combining natural breeding techniques with software algorithms to produce high-functioning, non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) seeds that have a superior nutritional profile while also boosting crop yield. The […]

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Recipe: Turkish Red Pepper Paste

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If you love Turkish food and crave its flavors at home, you’ll soon find yourself stirring up the Turkish pantry staple, spicy red pepper paste. It’s a basic flavoring ingredient for many dishes in southern Turkish cuisine. There are no tomatoes in the paste; its deep red color comes from slow-cooking red bell peppers and […]

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Israel’s Yofix offers dairy and soy-free yoghurt alternative

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Love yoghurt but don’t eat dairy and are afraid of soy? Yofix starts full production of its plant-based yogurt alternatives using zero-waste process. Yofix Probiotics Ltd., the winner of PepsiCo’s European Nutrition Greenhouse Programme 2018 announced last week, launches its first dairy-free, soy-free yogurt alternative line with three fruit flavors. The products are based on a unique, clean-label […]

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New Year, New You: How to Use Fermentation to Improve Your Health in 2019

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It’s the newest It food, but for over 10,000 years, humans have been using the fermentation process to make food for themselves. Producing beverages like beer and wine to more substantial and nutritious foodstuffs like bread, cheese and yogurt, fermentation is a chemical process by which microorganisms (in the absence of oxygen) break down nutrients […]

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An ancient salad recipe from the Rambam

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Maimonides, referred to as the Rambam, was a philosopher, codifier of Jewish law, and a renowned doctor in 12th-century Egypt. Israelis follow his startlingly modern-sounding health advice until this day. He wrote that the best breakfast is a big, leafy salad: it clears digestion and the kidneys and purifies the blood. That’s not how I […]

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Missing Aleppo Peppers

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The catastrophic war in Syria and the devastation of Aleppo has resulted in a shortage of – Aleppo peppers. Western chefs and gastronomists bewail the absence of the unique spice in their pantries. Yet before rightly considering that millions of displaced and starving people in Syria endure unimaginable horrors every day, consider the loss of […]

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