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Lemons

The decision to develop a new product at Seagate is based upon 3 key factors: 1) whether the company can produce the raw material themselves, either from their farming or fishing operations; 2) whether the product is different or unique from products already available in the health food industry; and 3) whether the new product […]

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Mexico voted … and the people lose once again

Mexican Presidential Elections 2012 Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional) It is now official (well sort of official)  the people of Mexico voted for president on July 1st, and after a week of recounts, claims of voter fraud, vote-buying, and ballet-box stuffing … the only certainty in this ballot is that the people of Mexico […]

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Tomatoes

While diving and Mexican politics are interesting topics, occasionally this blog does need to return to topics dealing with Seagate’s farming, fishing and factory activities. Seagate operates several farms in northern Baja California, near their Ensenada factory. Two of these farms are used for growing tomatoes, which Seagate processes and sells under the name Lycopene-15. […]

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Diving at 60 – by Richard Lentz

The underwater photographs appearing throughout the Seagate World blog were taken by me.   I have been diving for over 40 years.  I am now 60 years old, and have a healthy case of denial. While diving at this the age is today’s topic, the real message is that it is possible to continue to do […]

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Mexico’s Presidential Elections – coming soon on July 1st

Whoever wins, the Mexican people always lose Excitement is growing in Mexico again as the July 1 election date approaches for this country to choose a new president. One good rule that the U.S. could learn from is that the Mexican presidents and other major office holders like Governors cannot run for consecutive terms. So […]

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Artichokes

  That fellow flying by the Seagate farm is not an artichoke, just a seagull flying inland.  While most people encounter these birds along the coast, following fishing boats or scavenging garbage, many of the different species of seagulls inhabiting Southern California nest inland. Seagate is very close to adding artichokes to its product list. […]

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Seagate becomes a farmer in 1997

Seagate began operations in 1981 as a fishing company and specialty seafood processor in Baja California with a small office and a leased cold storage located in San Diego. By 1993, Seagate ventured into the health food industry by processing the shark cartilage that was a byproduct of their filleting operations, a raw material that […]

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Powder Grinding

After last week’s blog (scroll down below) about prostitution, drug trafficking, and tacos in Tijuana, this week it is back to business with a discussion about how Seagate pulverizes freeze-dried raw materials into powder.  First, some local news- April 27th marked the date of the annual Newport (CA) to Ensenada yacht race. The two sailboats […]

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Tijuana

This blog is about Seagate’s World, the people and scenery in this very picturesque region where Seagate’s factory is based, which is actually in Ensenada, Baja California … not Tijuana. In order to reach Ensenada by road, a beautiful seaside community along the Pacific coast 100 miles south of San Diego, you must first pass […]

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The Freeze-Drying Process

    The concept of freeze-drying is simple —  the evaporation of water directly from ice.     However, the machinery and controls to accomplish freeze-drying are very expensive and challenging. Most of the 20 raw materials that Seagate processes are freeze-dried in the Ensenada factory. This method very gently removes the water, leaving the […]

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