Monthly Archives: May 2007

Florida Avocado Industry Expects Big Rebound

By Doug Ohlemeier Florida avocado grower-shippers began their new season in late May with higher production and quality and more optimism following successive years of hurricanes that damaged their groves. Growers began first pickings May 21. While growers are expecting … Continue reading


Is That Safe to Eat?

excerpt from Family Circle Magazine, May 2007 Buying organic fruits and veggies is expensive, but it may pay off in certain cases. Research suggests that you can lower your pesticide exposure by up to 90% by avoiding the 12 most … Continue reading


Papayas and Florida Avocados Make the Latin American Diet Pyramid

Papayas and Florida avocados – or SlimCados – have made the Latin American Diet Pyramid published by the Latino Nutrition Coaliton. Camino Magico, the Coalition’s recent publication, lists papayas and Florida avocados as food that should be eaten frequently for … Continue reading


SlimCados, Florida Avocados Should Bounce Back in Big Way

By Doug Ohlemeier Rebounding from years of hurricane damage, Florida avocado grower-shippers expect a big boost in production.Volume is expected to be twice as much as last season’s.Florida’s pickings normally start in late May and pick up with promotable volume … Continue reading


All Eyes on Belize

American Airlines Inflight Magazine – AmericanWay (excerpt from article) Increasing awareness of “made in Belize” premium products has driven up demand for everything from local papayas to orange juice and eco-tourism. Investors such as US tropical produce company Brooks Tropicals … Continue reading