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

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

As the world becomes smaller and competition becomes larger, marketing is becoming an increasingly crucial tool for the success of any business. With trends like eating local or eating even vegan food, you need to stay aware to changing and evolving customer tastes.  For restaurants especially, using the right tricks & tactics has become more […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Soy-free too, because, well soy is the […]

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Blame Roundup For Celiac And Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

The gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic that’s spreading worldwide is related to herbicide residues on foods we eat, according to a study published published in the Interdisciplinary Toxicology journal in 2013. The researchers are Anthony Samsel,an independent scientist who has worked as a consultant to the EPA on arsenic pollution and to the U.S. […]

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An ancient salad recipe from the Rambam

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

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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Spinach and Cheese Bourekas RECIPE

What’s green and leafy and makes your biceps pop up? Spinach, of course. We have many tasty ways to eat spinach, like our Moroccan Chickpea and Spinach Soup  and the elegant Roasted Tomato and Spinach Quiche. And now for another soulful and spinach-full dish: bourekas stuffed with spinach and cheese. Who can resist bourekas, those crisp, […]

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Erratic weather toll on Syria’s agricultural output making conflict worse

Seeds for farmers, sustained humanitarian assistance needed to consolidate food security gains Extreme weather conditions during Syria’s seventh year of conflict has caused domestic cereal production to decline sharply, two UN agencies announced today. Wheat production this year fell to a 29-year low of 1.2 million tons, about two-thirds of 2017 levels. This was due […]

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Why you should never flush your contact lenses

New research presented by the American Chemical Society at their August meeting warned of the damage disposable contact lenses cause after they’re flushed down our home plumbing, a daily habit of many of the 45 million Americans who wear them. Those flimsy, flexible lenses easily pass through sewage treatment plant filters.  Sinking to the bottom of rivers and oceans, the impacts […]

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Make your own almond flour at home

Looking to go off grains, but don’t want to forego your beloved baked goods? Almond flour is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks in part to low-carbohydrate diet trends. Naturally gluten-free, almond flour is the perfect alternative for those looking to enjoy a satiating and satisfying snack. But commercially-produced nut flour isn’t cheap – unless you […]

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Apple Cake With Apricot Jam Glaze

Tonight, Sunday the 9th of September, marks the first day of the Jewish New Year 2018, Rosh HaShanah 5779. The holiday extends until Tuesday September 11th at nightfall. There are four holiday meals to prepare – five, if you include late afternoon of the second day, and that’s not to mention formal or informal breakfasts […]

Katch the Keto Kraze? You can still have your shaksuka!

I was introduced to shakshuka on my first trip to Jerusalem, when a young woman slapped a flyer in my hand promising the Best Traditional Israeli Breakfast for fewer shekels than I’d been dropping on coffee drinks. Shakshuka, a traditional dish claimed by Israel and North Africa (particularly Tunisia), features eggs poached in a flavorful sauce […]