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Jews, Judaism, and Genetically Modified Crops

About a year ago, EdenKeeper published an article discussing the Jewish perspective on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We acknowledged the benefits and risks and concluded by asking a simple question: do GMOs help Jews create a more perfect world? Roger Price, an attorney and founder of the wonderful site, Judaism and Science, took a slightly different look. […]

March 9th

Water Management in Andalusian Spain

Al-Andalus is the name used to refer to Spain under the Muslim rule from 711 A.D. to 1492 A.D., which at its apogee encompassed — in addition to Spain — Portugal and a small part of southern France. For several hundred years, Al-Andalus was the most populous and most advanced community in Europe with its […]

October 22nd

Experience the Aloha Spirit and Smell the Lavender

The spirit of Aloha is often used as a clever marketing strategy to sell Hawaiian vacations to tourists. But for the people of Hawaii, Aloha is real — a philosophy that means friendship, love, and family. A legacy to Hawaii’s rich culture, Aloha is the common thread that runs through the state famous for white […]

June 23rd

Escape the City at Berkeley’s Urban Adamah Farm

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to visit Urban Adamah, a sustainable farm in Berkeley, California founded by Adam Berman in 2010. It’s a green space in the midst of a city — a haven of lush, green plants, bleating goats, buzzing bees, clucking chickens, and the warm, earthy smell of soil and straw. Although […]

June 6th