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Mass-market buying out health food companies

The health food industry has changed dramatically during the  last 25 years when Seagate first entered the industry. It used to be made up primarily of small companies that farmed and processed their own products. These days, very few health food companies process anything other than paperwork in their offices. During the the 1990’s the […]

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Olive Oil cheating update

Seagate previously posted on this subject in a May 2016, Olive Oil Industry Growth & Cheating. That article detailed the flow of olive oil from Italy into the U.S., over 110,000 tons/year, and how most of it was adulterated either with other vegetable oils, oils from North African and Eastern European countries, or 2nd press […]

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New Seagate Grape Crop

Fall is the season for grape harvesting in Baja California.  We have been fortunate this year that we have not had to deal with insect attacks and infestations nor very hot dry weather, as was the case during the summer of 2015.  As a result, the grapes are ripening and almost ready to harvest. This […]

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Angiogenesis of tumors, its history

New blood vessel growth in and around a tumor is important because it allows that tumor to keep on growing. Tumors, just like other parts of your body, require a blood supply that deliver nutrients and oxygen to the tumor and remove waste products.  Tumors grow by invading nearby tissue and by spreading throughout the […]

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Seagate’s New Olive Crop 2016

Since our last two seasons were poor years for olive trees and production was low, we are currently being quietly optimistic that this 2016 season breaks this cycle.  In 2015 we had a very very dry Spring marked by a round of “Santa Ana” winds in May — very hot dry winds that blow from […]

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Home garden water conservation from using fish fertilizer

Due to a variety of different reasons, there are many parts of the country experiencing drought conditions, especially the Western States. The USDA produces a drought monitor graphic website that is regularly updated and will show you the drought severity in your region. As a result of the low water levels in the reservoirs and […]

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Senator Pat Roberts’ GMO Bill passes Senate vote 63-30

The rats in Congress voted for those who were feeding them the biggest piece of cheese. In a surprise to everyone, except the other 62 Senators, Sen. Pat Roberts (R. – Kansas) was successful in getting his latest compromise GMO non-labeling / labeling Bill passed in the Senate on July 7th, by a vote of […]

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Congress last try to block Vermont labeling law for GMO’s

Sen. Pat Robert (R-KS) is back again with another GMO-promoting bill. He is making another attempt to derail the Vermont law that took effect July 1st.  Senator Robert’s first attempt at interfering with Vermont’s law was detailed in our March 26th blog, Support for requiring GMO labeling in the Senate. That Senate bill by Pat […]

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San Diego suing Monsanto, Bayer trying to buy Monsanto

When you think of Monsanto, you might remember their wonderful accomplishments such as Agent Orange and GMO’s. Perhaps some of your family is no longer able to eat U.S. produced wheat or soybean products, like a slice of bread or pizza without breaking out in hives or having severe stomach pain. Thank Monsanto. However, you […]

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