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by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff
Tyson Foods, the largest US meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.
Shavuot begins after sunset on May 19
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Commemorating both when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, Shavuot is a time we are encouraged to give and reflect on the gift of Torah and the gifts that the earth provides. Shavuot is also an exciting holiday for vegetarians, since it is a tradition to eat at least one dairy meal on Shavuot. This makes Shavuot an excellent opportunity to educate about the benefits of limiting meat consumption, and consuming sustainable and ethical fruit and dairy.
By Brian Blum for Israel21c
Researchers determine that pigeons raised in the south of Israel were prized for their droppings, not their meat.
Byzantine farmers in the Negev desert raised pigeons 1,500 years ago not for their meat but for their excrement.
Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Water announced Monday that two new desalination plants will be built to offset the deficits of an extended five-year drought that has left Israel’s sensitive water sources at their lowest levels in nearly 100 years.
By Paula Jacobs for Tablet Magazine
Congregations around the country have found ways to protect the environment and combat the effects of climate change
In Florida, synagogues are combating the effects of rising sea levels, high tides, and tropical storms. In California, they are conserving water in the aftermath of years of drought and water shortages. In New York, they are working to eliminate greenhouse gases and toxic waste. And in Massachusetts, they are reducing energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels.
By ISRAEL21c Staff
A new study predicts an extended hot season in the eastern Mediterranean that will impact regional ecosystems and human health.
Summer in the eastern Mediterranean is already a brutally hot dry period of four months, with steady temperatures in the high 80s and 90s. Now, a new study says that by 2100, climate changes caused by global warming will extend the region’s summer season by two full months.
From United With Israel
With nearly 70 years of experience making the desert bloom, Israel remains at the forefront of cutting-edge water technology used the world over.
Israeli water technology has revolutionized desalination, recycling, and irrigation practices throughout the world. Indeed, Israeli-pioneered techniques are used in locales from India to the United States, helping farmers produce greater yields and improving water security.
by Ilana Strauss for FromtheGrapevine
Learning about new technology was a game changer for this farming couple.
Godavari Bhinradia and her husband Hirji were having some problems. They were farmers in rural India, and water in their region was in short supply. That meant they couldn't manage to turn a profit on their crops.
"Our land is not favorable for crop cultivation," Hirji Bhinradia said. "We wanted some kind of technology that could make the land more cultivable."
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