An Israeli Invention From Pond Scum – To Anger the Pond Scum

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I can’t say I want to try this. But hey, this could help feed the world’s poor!

Now grad students at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology have invented an award-winning dish made with pond scum that is rich in protein, and which could help feed the future masses at minimal environmental cost.

Meet the algalafel, which won first prize in the EIT Food Project (European Knowledge and Innovation Community), created by students at the Biotechnology and Food Engineering Faculty of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Yes, it’s served with supercharged tahini.

They won the innovative microalgae product development competition, they explain, which was held in early December.

Inventing something to benefit mankind? Stand in line, Technion. Just another day in Israel!

But it won’t stop the real pond scum from claiming we are “humanitarian washing” – or even that we appropriated algalafel from the palestinians, whose ancestors were eating it 5,000 years ago.



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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.