A few days before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, the Central Bureau of Statistics released its figures for milk and honey production and consumption in Israel.
The land indeed overflows with milk. An average Israeli cow produces 10,000 liters of milk per year, more than the Dutch, the American, the Spanish, the Australian and even the average European cow.
Honey, on the other hand, is a different story. Humankind’s oldest sweetener is not being produced in quantities that meet demand in Israel. Some 90,000 hives produced 3,500 tons of honey in 2004. Another 500 tons had to be imported to meet Israelis’ demands.