As food supply concerns grow, Israel explores desert agriculture and aquaculture

Water and fish are powerful symbols, often centering around life and sustenance.  These days, both are important as ever, especially when it comes to the world's food supply. Israel is stepping up to do its part, exploring aquaculture and desert agriculture as a potential solution to the growing need for food security.

One of the world's most popular supplements is Spirulina, algae that grow in both fresh and saltwater and are full of nutrients and antioxidants.

"Basically, what we do is we convert this energy, solar energy, into the best and ultimate protein you can find on Earth," said Lior Shalev, CEO, and Co-founder of SIMPLiiGOOD, a company helping expand the field of Aquaculture, a key priority for Israel.

"We don't need a lot of electricity. We don't need a lot of water. We don't need a lot of anything, actually. Okay? And what we grow is a bacteria called spirulina," Shalev told reporters.

Israel already works with Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and the UAE on expanding this technology. It also expanded the group by signing an agreement with Bahrain during the summit. "We hope to be the hub of the Mediterranean and the Middle East for innovation and sustainable solutions for this sector," said Moses.

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