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Israel to Label All Egg Imports

Israelis are averse to buying egg imports from Turkey, where the hens may not be inoculated against salmonella. Free from the dilemma of buying the free-range or organic eggs (I own my own coop with eight hens), the Israeli government has decided to make a law that will require the Made-In label on every egg […]

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When Only a Coke and a Kebab Will Do

I try to eat as healthy as possible, buying my family whole wheat products instead of white. I also like to bake pita breads (see my recipe), cookies, and make dinner from scratch as much as I am able. As much as I like healthy choices like quinoa and cranberry juice, sometimes there is nothing like […]

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Egyptian Biceps Set New World Record Unsustainably

This Egyptian bodybuilder’s biceps aren’t sustainable, or even good for his own health. Moustafa Ismail will appear in the 2013 Guinness Book of Records now that his 31 inch biceps have been confirmed as the biggest on the planet. The 24-year-old with arms as wide as a man’s waist began bodybuilding ten years ago. In 2007, […]

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Destroying the Planet for Beef

Few ideas are more absurd to me than this: because people refuse to cut back on beef consumption, catastrophic levels of methane are being released into the atmosphere each year. Even Forbes wrote in a recent report that cutting back on meat is one of the fastest ways we can slash our carbon emissions and […]

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Pink Slime A Non-Issue for Kosher McDonald’s

Good news! McDonald’s burgers sold in Israel don’t contain pink slime, and never did.  Pink slime, a beef filler ingredient made from from slaughter house beef trimmings is freaking out consumers worldwide. The pink slime is made as meat parts are converted to pink slime as the meat passes through a centrifuge. Pink slime aroused […]

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Middle East Meat Consumption Rises With World Demand

Rising meat demand, rising risks in the Middle East: antibiotics, meat glue and global warming. World meat consumption is on the rise and this is despite increase awareness of the health risks of eating refrozen meat sold as “freshly cut”, and the dangers of eating an enzyme called transglutaminase otherwise known as “meat glue”. A […]

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The Meat You Eat May Not Be What You Think

Frozen beef sold as fresh cut often looks like this when thawed Readers who watch the Israeli Kolbotek consumer watchdog  show on Channel 2, may have seen the recent show dealing with the unsavory way some of the country’s beef products are being “imported” into Israel;  and how they are being sold to the general […]

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Eid Al-Adha: The Muslim Festival of Meat?

Arwa explores why the shift away from home slaughtering during Eid al-Adha is damaging the way people see meat. In around one month’s time Muslims from across the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing a sheep or a goat. Eid al-Adha, the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’, commemorates the occasion when god asked Prophet Ibrahim to […]

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Repair Your Eating Habits in Time for Yom Kippur

Fasting, while probably better for the environment, is unfortunately unsustainable for us humans.  What other ways can you make your eating eco-friendly? Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews and is a time of reflection, atonement, fasting and prayer.  It is a day when […]

An Ungreen Invention: The Automated Street Meat-Cutting Robot

A totally redundant and ungreen invention automates Middle East meat cutting. We were fooled by Grist yesterday and the news that McDonald’s meals won’t compost for 1,000 years, but this meat-cutting robot, a donor-robo looks like no joke. Designed by Turkish engineers, your Middle East street meat will never be the same, boast developers of […]

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Eid Al-Adha: Getting close to your meat

Green Prophet’s Daniella witnesses the Muslim holiday ritual slaughtering of a sheep, in Jaffa. Last Friday I was determined to find a sheep slaughter. It was Eid Al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice. The story goes that Ibrahim was about to slaughter his son Ismail, when an angel came and redirected him to a […]