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Syngenta Merger Must Be Blocked
China’s state-owned ChemChina tendered a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta today as part of a strategy to improve [ Read more ]
February 3, 2016
Meet up in Tel Aviv for riveting chat on revenue-stage FoodTech startups
Could you be in Tel Aviv next week?  Can you follow a focused and fast-paced discussion delivered in Hebrew? Then hightail it to a special meet up [ Read more ]
January 11, 2016
Israeli lab aims to hatch chicken from stem cells!
Israeli non-profit Modern Agriculture Foundation (MAF) is developing lab-grown chicken meat that doesn’t require the rearing and slaughtering [ Read more ]
November 30, 2015
UNHCR and Kickstarter could be the “A-Team” for refugee aid
A special Kickstarter campaign invites you to aid the ballooning Middle Eastern refugee crisis, with all proceeds going directly to the United [ Read more ]
October 7, 2015
Hydroponics in the house in Qatar!
Qatar – the tiny desert nation known for sinking millions into futuristic follies like artificial clouds and underwater TV studios – has [ Read more ]
August 30, 2015
NASA lettuce grown in space heading to Dubai salad bars?
Ever have a salad that was out of this world? Astronauts aboard International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 44 have. They just dined on the only [ Read more ]
August 12, 2015
Dulse: a seaweed superfood that tastes like bacon!
Researchers from Oregon State University’s (OSU) Hatfield Marine Science Center have created a new strain of seaweed with potential to grab the [ Read more ]
July 18, 2015
Save green money and time for your business
If you own your own business, you already know. And if you’re looking to open your own business, you need to know: it isn’t easy and it isn’t [ Read more ]
June 24, 2015
How do your chips stack onto the carbon footprint of gambling?
Are we really having this conversation? Yup, because everything we do has an environmental cost and gambling is something that millions of people do. [ Read more ]
May 22, 2015
ICARDA scientists save 80% of a priceless trove of Syrian seeds
A team of Syrian scientists at the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) braved the terrors of civil war to protect a [ Read more ]
May 1, 2015
5 minutes will sell you on a Middle East visit!
Travel to the Middle East has never been a better deal than now – in terms of economics (deep-discounted hotels and holiday packages), weather [ Read more ]
March 25, 2015
Now that’s impact! Investors get primer on Impact Investing in Israel
What’s the social value of a new app that connects me to the best pizza in town? Or a gadget that can help me talk to a fellow gamer in [ Read more ]
March 12, 2015
UN Climate Panel Chief Rajendra Pachauri resigns over sex scandal
Rajendra Pachauri, director of think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [ Read more ]
February 24, 2015
Street art mocks enviro-celebrities who eclipse their cause
Posters mocking actor Ed Begley Jr. and radio-host Robert Kennedy Jr. were plastered all over Hermosa Beach, California and nearby neighborhoods [ Read more ]
February 16, 2015
Palestinians cultivate the West Bank’s first organic mushrooms!
It’s been weeks since a Palestinian vegetable vendor from the West Bank town of Jericho last imported mushrooms, selling instead homegrown [ Read more ]
February 12, 2015
Israeli water technologies migrate to China’s new water city
Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett (above right) launched the flagship “Water City” project in China this week, announcing that [ Read more ]
November 24, 2014
Water as a tool for peace for Israel, Palestine and Jordan
A fascinating report published by Mumbai-based think tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), asserts that trans-boundary water cooperation directly [ Read more ]
October 27, 2014
Lego ditches deal with Shell over Greenpeace oil spill video
Lego announced a break in its 50-year partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, a split sparked by an anti-Arctic drilling video produced by environmental [ Read more ]
October 9, 2014
Building my Internet of Things for smart city farms
I’ve started a small water farm. But unlike my attempted and horridly failed attempts at soil farming, where worms, weeds and beetles have taken [ Read more ]
September 14, 2014
Iran dominates drug headlines in the Middle East
There is a growing concern that the free trade agreement between Iran and Turkey has encouraged an increase in the production and transit of drugs in [ Read more ]
September 2, 2014
Ebola out of control makes chocolate more expensive
Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus out of control have made food [ Read more ]
September 2, 2014
Investing ethically in the Middle East
With several of the Middle East’s city-states becoming some of the world’s richest locations, it’s little surprise that an increasing [ Read more ]
July 30, 2014
Mass extinction on its way thanks to humans, new study shows
Researchers from Duke University in the United States warned that planet Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction event comparable to the one that [ Read more ]
June 20, 2014
Meat laundering, Middle East style
Israel’s dubious meat industry gets more sickening: we’ve already covered exposes of poultry fed with feces and pumped with toxic [ Read more ]
June 14, 2014
First bitcoin ATM in the Middle East opens in Israel
BITBOX will launch the Middle East’s first bitcoin ATM tomorrow evening local time in Tel Aviv. The specialized vending machine allows even [ Read more ]
June 10, 2014
Original Unverpackt: zero plastic, zero packaging at new Berlin supermarket
We’re accustomed to seeing food in bulk at souqs throughout the Middle East, but shoppers always leave with a legion of plastic bags to carry [ Read more ]
June 3, 2014
China buys Israel’s largest food producer putting Zionists on edge
Sensational food production issues in Israel are covered by Green Prophet. These issues have included exposure of cruelty in the meat industry; [ Read more ]
June 2, 2014
Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt
Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors. Agriculture minister Ayman Abu Hadid made the announcement in Tunis [ Read more ]
April 24, 2014
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar appoints new leaders
Masdar CEO Sultan Al Jaber is moving on to “greener” pastures, according to a statement released by Abu Dhabi investment giant Mubadala. [ Read more ]
April 21, 2014
Egypt runs to Saudi for help over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam
When all else fails, run to wealthy Saudi Arabia. That seems to be the prevailing thought among Egyptian officials at a loss to resolve the ongoing [ Read more ]
March 10, 2014
Waterways helps water tech make “soft” landing in Africa
Ask any African who lives off the land, and they’ll tell you that water is life. But when the wells and rivers dry up, or become so polluted or [ Read more ]
March 3, 2014
Masdar sues Spain over solar energy subsidy cuts
Masdar has sued the Spanish government.  The multi-pronged company funded in part by the government of Abu Dhabi helped build the world’s [ Read more ]
February 24, 2014
Will burning birds shut down Brightsource, world’s largest solar thermal power plant?
The switch was flipped this week as California’s Ivanpah solar thermal power plant went live. The 392 megawatt concentrating solar plant (CSP) [ Read more ]
February 16, 2014
Menasol Dubai answers key financing questions for Middle East CSP solar projects
Key investors in renewable energy for the Middle East and North Africa regions will be on hand to discuss the criteria for securing project [ Read more ]
February 10, 2014
Morocco’s Berbers take on Africa’s richest silver mine – and the king
Africa’s largest silver mine has been operating in the Atlas mountains since 1969, but the Berber people living in the surrounding villages [ Read more ]
February 7, 2014
$9 billion in 2,000 MW solar investment streams into Morocco
The bone-dry plains of the Western Sahara may be no place to plant a garden, but their extreme solar irradiance values render them ideal for solar [ Read more ]
February 7, 2014
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi to mobilize climate action at UN Climate Summit
Abu Dhabi will host high level talks in advance of the UN Climate Summit in New York l [ Read more ]
February 5, 2014
Google buys home sensor Nest for $3.2 billion
I own a Smart TV, but it doesn’t connect or operate through a very smart interface. I have heating for my home, but it isn’t connected to [ Read more ]
January 15, 2014
FIFA official publicly rules out a Qatar summer World Cup
Three years ago, Qatar won the right to be the first Middle Eastern country to host a World Cup in 2022; after much speculation, FIFA’s [ Read more ]
January 9, 2014
Jordan, the PA and Israel trade water from the Red and Sea of Galilee
Some good news out of the Middle East region for a change: It was announced at the Israel Business Forum that Israel has signed an historic [ Read more ]
December 9, 2013
eBay and Israel’s Ormat Team Up for Clean Power in Utah
Israel’s Ormat Technologies has brokered a deal with eBay to power the online auction giant’s new data center in Utah using Recovered [ Read more ]
October 1, 2013
Elephant Ivory Racket Linked to Westgate Mall Terrorists
We interviewed Karl Amman about illegal wildlife trafficking at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi about two years ago. Since then, increasingly violent [ Read more ]
September 24, 2013
Hong Kong Bans Shark Fin Soup and Bluefin Tuna
Sharks hauled from the Persian Gulf provide fodder for shark fin soup in Hong Kong, and the endangered bluefin tuna is popular there too. But now [ Read more ]
September 23, 2013
Iran Unveils Plans to Launch Persian Cat into Space, PETA’s Claws Out
Iran said it was going to send a monkey into space in 2011, but that didn’t happen. Now a top space official has told the state news agency [ Read more ]
September 18, 2013
Half of Tel Aviv’s Metropolitan Area Trash to be Used as Fuel
Hiriya just south of Tel Aviv went from being a teeming trash mountain to a renowned recycling center, and now it will also be the site of the Middle [ Read more ]
September 16, 2013
Chipotle Takes on Big Food in Haunting Commercial, The Scarecrow
Eerie and beautiful, The Scarecrow is a powerful anti-factory-farming message served up in a new commercial that barely refers to what’s actually [ Read more ]
September 14, 2013
Qatar’s Al Jazeera America Puts US Climate Coverage to Shame
Recently launched by Qatar’s Al Jazeera Media Network, Al Jazeera America has already made a splash for its no-nonsense climate change coverage [ Read more ]
August 25, 2013
Israel and Jordan Strike Brilliant Water Trade Deal
When the $10 billion Red-Dead Canal plan got the axe earlier in August, we discussed plan B for restoring some sense of water security to northern [ Read more ]
August 20, 2013
Qatar Solar Buys into Germany’s SolarWorld
Qatar Solar has purchased a stake in SolarWorld AG to give the firm a much needed fiscal boost. Called the BMW of solar panel producers, the German [ Read more ]
August 12, 2013
Palestinian Company Harvests Naked Sea Salt for Israeli Activist
Israeli activist Ari Leon Fruchter has launched a new Kickstarter campaign, but instead of getting Israelis naked with Spencer Tunic, this time he is [ Read more ]
August 9, 2013
Middle East Shipping Lands Prince Charles in Hot Water
Britain’s Prince Charles lectures long on climate change and the local food movement, but a recent discovery about one of his businesses suggests [ Read more ]
August 8, 2013
Better Place EV Buyers are Late with Their Bill
Sunrise Ltd, the court-appointed new owners of Israel’s Better Place electric vehicle company, now known as Green EV, is struggling to pay the [ Read more ]
August 1, 2013
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