Tyson Foods Backs Israeli Startup to Grow Meat in the Lab

Posted on May 21st, 2018
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.

 

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Shavuot

Posted on May 14th, 2018
From Hazon


Shavuot begins after sunset on May 19


Want more information on Shavuot? Check out Jvillage Network's Shavuot Guide. 


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.

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Byzantine pigeon poop greened the Negev

Posted on May 7th, 2018
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.

 

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Israel to Rehabilitate Dried-Up Rivers With New Desalination Plants

Posted on April 30th, 2018
By JNS


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.

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Making Synagogues Sustainable

Posted on April 23rd, 2018
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.

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