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The 2,000-Year-Old Judean Date is Back

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

An array of Judean date seeds, grown about 2,000 years ago, have been fertilized and nine months later, are beginning to sprout. Out of 32 date seeds, 6 have blossomed to make up their own modern-day tribe of Judean dates. Elaine Solowey, the Director of Sustainable Agriculture of the Arava Institute, who is leading the…

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Israeli Agriculture Is Top of the Field

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

Professor Dani Zamir of Hebrew University is being awarded with the Israel Prize for his research on genetic cultivation and improving plant life. The award is given annually by the Education Ministry for scholars who are contributing valuable research to the fields of agriculture and environmental science. Zamir has been teaching genetics at Hebrew University…

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13 Israeli Restaurants Makes Top 1,000 List

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Every season is foodie season, yet the culinary industry is in full peak. The annual top 1,000 restaurants release of La Liste just launched, and Israel has landed thirteen of those spots. The top three countries to claim the most spots are Japan with 130, France with 115, and the United States with 89. However,…

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Students Win Award for Bee-Free Honey

in Health & Science

One team of Israeli students has won the gold medal for their efforts to produce honey, without bees. The team from the Technion Institute of Technology entered the iGEM competition, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, which takes place in Boston where 300 teams took part. The competition takes place annually since 2004, and it is…

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Where Has All the Butter Gone? 

in Life, Culture & Sports

Cookies and croissants eaters across Israel are suffering, as the butter shortage trudges on. Since the start of the year, barely any butter can be seen on supermarket shelves. Big companies like Tnuva and Strauss, the two largest domestic dairy producers, are under pressure, yet are in standstill until the government makes a move, providing…

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