Tiny Nation With Expertize in Rising From the Ashes of War Gives Help to Palestine

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The Japanese International Cooperation Agency is finalizing “a corridor for peace and prosperity”so the PA can bypass exports via  Jordan. Solar power is in the plan. Japan is funding the creation of a $100 million 111.5 hectare agricultural-cum-industrial park near the ancient Palestinian city of Jericho. About $5 million of this amount is to go […]

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Israeli Farmers Protest Lack of Imported Farm Help by Withholding Local Produce

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Which is a bigger environmental sin – imported produce or imported farmers? For the past few days Israeli farmers have been protesting a governmental decision to cut the amount of foreign workers legally permitted to come work in the agricultural sector, with the demonstration planned to continue tomorrow as well.  The growers have been demonstrating […]

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LycoRed Makes Vegetarian Omega 3 For Your Candy

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Getting your sustainable, vegetarian Omega 3 supplements is easy when they’re hidden inside delicious confections. Getting kids to take their vitamins can be tough, which is why kids’ vitamins conveniently come in all kinds of fun shapes, colors, and flavors.  I was a Flintstone vitamin kid myself, but I had friends who took vitamins disguised […]

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ARC To Revive Faith In Food

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ARC works with major religions like Islam, Christianity and Judaism to develop environmental programs. Now they look at food. It might have something to with the fact that it’s almost Eid al-Adha, where halal slaughter is carried out en masse, but it feels like everywhere I look halal is getting a hard time in the […]

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Green Your Thumb and Start Gardening For Food

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Will we really have to face a world without humus? Green Prophet explores urban gardening to offset food shortages. Climate change has already made historical marks on the planet, but for the most part, we’ve been complacent about our food supply. Water comes out of the tap. Supermarket shelves look well stocked. We still wonder […]

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Local Eggs, Industrial Eggs, and Salmonella

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The recent salmonella outbreak in the U.S. provoked a debate: are local eggs really safer than eggs from industrial farms? Over this past summer, half a billion eggs were recalled in the U.S. due to salmonella contamination. Salmonella, a debilitating and potentially life-threatening illness, is caused by the salmonella enteriditis bacteria.  The eggs came from […]

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Put Some SPF On Your Plate

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A diet of Turkish salads can protect you from the sun, within. We all want that “hot” summer glow that comes from a day at the beach, but taking in the rays can have long-term implications for our health. Now in a study recently published in Nutrition Reviews, Dr. Niva Shapira from Tel Aviv University […]

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500 Tonne Food Waste Undermines Holy Month Of Ramadan

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Officials in Abu Dhabi launched the “Think before you waste” campaign to help prevent food from piling up in landfills during Ramadan While Muslims are encouraged to internalize the principles of charity throughout their lives, during the ninth month of Ramadan, this philosophy is kicked into overdrive. Muslims demonstrate with even more intensity their devotion […]

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5 Countries To Save the Caspian Sea’s Caviar

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Caspian Day in 5 countries draws attention to the sea’s environmental woes, including a plunging sturgeon population What better way to start the weekend than with a delicious new recipe and a slice of geological perspective? The Tethys ocean, that ancient hydrological bridge that connected the Pacific and Atlantic oceans 50 million years ago, receded. […]

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Abu Dhabi Chef Removes Threatened Fish From Menu

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Executive Chef Olivier Loreaux takes fishy matters into his own hands by replacing the threatened hammour with more sustainable varieties The struggle to preserve our threatened fish populations, such as the bluefin tuna, is complicated. On the one hand, they are an important source of protein for humans, as well as a source of income […]

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Make authentic Turkish coffee Like a local

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This is the link from the image you clicked to the Saudi activist killed story here. Or read below for making Turkish coffee. 😉 At home, at work, or among friends, Turkish coffee is drunk all over the Middle East, every day. Some believe the left-over grinds can predict the future. Café Turkí is taken […]

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Honey Is Bittersweet In The Middle East

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The Honey Council, Hive Thievery and Bee Ecology education in Arabic:  In Israel and Lebanon, honey is both a problem and a solution. Image via orinrobertjohn Archeologists have uncovered beehives in northern Israel that date back 3 000 years.  A courtyard in the  ancient city of Rehov was home to bees producing honey in at least […]

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