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Bob Godde
Soil Secrets de Mexico

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" This is possibly one of the most important articles that you will read on the IMO & IPO Blogs because it explains what is going on before our very eyes. There is a reason that DOLE recently purchased Mozambique's largest Banana Plantation. This is the end game for mankind's survival. It all comes full circle in Africa."

~ Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
International PIneapple Organization (IPO)

“If you wrote a letter to God and asked him for the best soil and climate conditions for farming, this is what he’d send you,” 
says Miguel Bosch, an Argentine agronomist who manages Hoyo Hoyo, a nearly 25,000-acre corporate soybean farm in northern Mozambique.

“It is a paradise for growers. I’ve spent many years farming in Brazil and Argentina and have never seen such soil.”

Using hand tools and draft animals, a family harvests wheat in Ethiopia’s famine-prone highlands. Education has helped small farmers become more efficient, but wheat yi…

Move Over Mary Jane, We’ve Got Nutmeg

Tons of nutmeg seeds dry in a processing plant in Gouyave, Grenada.

JULY 17, 2014

by Rebecca Rupp

Nutmeg is such a cozy spice. 

We sprinkle it on eggnog, add it to French toast and pumpkin pie, and use it to give extra pizzazz to sweet potatoes, carrots, acorn squash, quiche, and crème brulée.

 Medieval drinkers—who spelled it notemygge—put it in their ale. 

Nutmeg—and its spice partner, mace—are also key ingredients in haggis, the Scottish pudding made from sheep organs (heart, livers, and lungs) and oatmeal, traditionally boiled in a sheep’s stomach. 

Robert Burns fans eat it on the poet’s birthday, washed down with a lot of Scotch whiskey.

The nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans) is a native of Indonesia, where most of the world’s nutmeg is still grown today. (Runner-up is the Caribbean island of Grenada, which boasts a nutmeg on its red, green, and yellow flag.) 

M. fragrans is a dioecious evergreen—that is, it bears male and female flowers on separate trees. Some bota…

THE GOOD LIFE : Sabina “La Guerrerense” from Ensenada, one of the best flavors of 2012 worldwide

A treasure that everyone should know about it's on Baja California

Sabina Bandera. Images and Video by Gerardo Cornejo.

by Brenda Colón Navar

January 6 2013

There is still time to get to know the best of 2012, things, places, news, flavors that caused a stir for being unique and unmatched among others on many lists.

We found the selection of food critic, Jonathan Gold, who presented a collection of the best flavors of the year. 

Among the finalists is “La Guerrerense", a seafood cart run by Sabina Bandera, whose flavor has been around the world and is located in Ensenada, Baja California.

Gold’s taste buds were conquered by the “tostada de caracol” which is a crispy tortilla with seasoned sea snail, onion, cilantro and slices of tomato among other ingredients.

Sabina prepared this at the L.A. Street Food Fest and won the prize of the event.

Located at the corner of First and Alvarado Street in Ensenada, Sabina has become a stop you must make on your visit, because her food is simply u…


A quick guide to Baja's Valle de Guadalupe

Wine Enthusiast Magazine ranks Baja as one of the top 10 destinations for wine

by Jorge Guevara

January 13 2014

UNITED STATES.- Baja California and its wines continue to give visitors from around the world something to talk about, the latest chatter coming from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, which named the state as one of the 10 best destinations in the world for wine lovers, alongside the Aegean Islands in Greece, Mendoza in Argentina and Baden, Germany.

It is still surprising to see the reactions of media outlets and the general public when they discover that, not only does Mexico produce wine, mostly in a single region called the Valle de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Valley), but that it is actually of very good quality, gaining notice by itself each time more and more people come and have a sip.

Going from the U.S. to the Valle de Guadalupe is a short travel (relatively speaking, less than two hours' distance near Ensenada, Baja California.

The Baja…