Food


Fish Prices Down Over the Past Year, Ministry Says

Over the past year, Israelis ate 93,000 tons of fish, the Agriculture Ministry said Sunday. The figures were released in advance of Pesach, when fish sales jump 75 percent over…

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Rye Genome Sequenced for First Time

Scientists in Germany have for the first time mapped the entire genome of rye, a cereal known for its hardy properties. Eva Bauer, a plant researcher at the Technical University…

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Officials Seize Hundreds of Kilos of Illegal Meat

As Israelis prepared for Pesach, thieves and robbers did as well – by preparing to foist treif meat on Israeli consumers and presenting it as kosher. Officials on Tuesday broke…

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Senate, Assembly Back ‘Farm-to-Foodbank’ Idea

A proposal that would give New York farmers a tax credit for donating fruits, vegetables and other products to food banks is gaining momentum in Albany. The Republican-controlled Senate and…

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Eggs Set to Be in Plentiful Supply for Pesach

Israelis are all set for Pesach, the Agriculture Ministry said. Permits have been issued for the import of 55 million eggs, duty free, to commence beginning next week and to…

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Anxiety Grows in Florida’s Farm Fields

Rumors about deportation raids started to circulate around the fields again, so Catalina Sanchez and her husband began to calculate the consequences of everything they did. Cirilo Perez, 36, had…

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NYS Ramps Up Food Testing

New York state is expanding its testing of food and beverages in an effort to prevent foodborne illnesses. The state announced Friday that some 67,000 samples were tested in 2016,…

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Kraft Heinz Withdraws $143B Bid to Buy Unilever

Kraft Heinz has withdrawn its $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low. The companies announced the…

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