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Eshkol Tours Negev Research Institute, Finds Desalinated Water ‘isn’t Bad’

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol drank a glass of desalted water in the Negev today and said “it isn’t bad.” Mr. Eshkol was on a visit to the Negev Research Institute in Beersheba, a research center sponsored by the Israel Government with the assistance of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to study ways to improve agriculture in Israel’s arid desert regions and to make human life there more comfortable. The institute is marking its 10th anniversary.