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‘Israel is Turning Sand into Fertile Soil Through Agritech Innovations,’ says Sadhguru

While the rest of the world was witnessing the degradation of fertile land, he said, Israel was busy transforming the desert into fertile, agricultural fields. This is a country that has spent 4.3% of its GDP (gross domestic product) on research and development.

Shivam Dwivedi
Sadhguru in Tel Aviv as part of his 100-day journey to 'Save Soil'
Sadhguru in Tel Aviv as part of his 100-day journey to 'Save Soil'

The world has much to learn and gain from Israel's agricultural practices and innovations, said Sadhguru of the Isha Foundation as he arrived in Tel Aviv as part of his 100-day journey to 'Save Soil.' "Israel- an outstanding example of commitment & vision," he tweeted about his visit to the country.

“While the rest of the world is turning fertile soils into sand, Israel is turning sand into fertile soil, producing 99 percent of its own food and leading agriculture technology innovation. May Israel be an inspiration to the rest of the world. -Sg”

While the rest of the world was witnessing the degradation of fertile land, he said, Israel was busy transforming the desert into fertile, agricultural fields. "This is a country that has spent 4.3% of its GDP (gross domestic product) on research and development." Cooperation between the agricultural industry, farmers, technological research, and the government has resulted in a phenomenon in which many aspects of agriculture have been developed into a very high precision function and have served as a guide to the rest of the world," he added.

"It is heartening to see that when people have the necessary resolve, we can turn things around," he said, referring to Israel's determined people who have turned harsh desert into fertile lands. And without a doubt, where we are right now in terms of global soil degradation can be reversed if we have the necessary resolve and focus to save soil." Let's get it done."

On Day 48 of the 'Save Soil Journey,' Sadhguru arrived in Tel Aviv, drawing a massive crowd of 4,500 people to the Charles Bronfman Auditorium. Dr. Ron Malka, director-general of Israel's Ministry of Economy and Industry, and Rajiv Bodwade, deputy chief of mission at the Indian Embassy in Israel, spoke at the event.

Tamar Zandberg, Israel's minister of environmental protection, praised Sadhguru for starting this movement. "We know that without healthier soil and sustainable land and soil management, we cannot address the climate crisis, produce enough food, or adapt to climate change... I'd like to thank Sadhguru personally and on behalf of this large crowd for bringing all of these people together, connecting us all, and reminding us that the circle of life is dependent on soil sustainability. Thank you, and please help save the environment!"

Sadhguru, who began his solo motorcycle journey from London on March 21, has travelled through a significant portion of Europe and parts of Central Asia, galvanizing public and government support for immediate policy formulation to halt soil degradation.

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