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Category Archives: Richard’s corner

Cut & Wound Remedy Saved My Feet

During the first week in March 2014, while sailing a small catamaran (Prindle 18-2) in the southern end of San Diego Bay near Imperial Beach, the boat got stuck on a muddy shallow bank. While trying to free it, a sudden wind coming off the Pacific flipped the boat over, landing it on its side. […]

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Seagate Shark Liver Oil and its effect on the Balance of Nature

A customer named Joyce  living along the Hudson Valley north of New York City recently wrote this email below to Seagate concerned about our company’s processing and use use of shark liver oil and whether it was affecting the “balance of Nature”– Comments:  I am hesitant to purchase products from a company that uses shark […]

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Olive Oil Production – Season #2 begins

The olives in the photo above have just been transferred by plastic tote boxes from our farm to our factory in Ensenada.  At this point, they will be visually inspected, selected, separated and washed prior to loading into the vacuum tank shown below. Although we call this season #2 for Seagate’s olive oil production, this […]

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Xylitol and your dog, the Dangers

Xylitol has become widely used as a substitute sweetener for cane sugar in foods, desserts, toothpaste, and gum. While it is harmless to humans and has several excellent benefits compared to raw sugar, it can be deadly to dogs. Benefits for humans:  Many people categorize Xylitol as an artificial sweetnener. However, it is a naturally-occurring […]

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Seaweed Part IV – applying to itchy bites by Richard Lentz

On a recent dive trip to film underwater critters in Lembeh Straits, Indonesia I had another bout with itching skin, as a result of numerous bites. It seems that my poor skin is under attack no matter how hard I try to take precautions. This area of Indonesia has malaria, dengue fever, and a host […]

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Nopal Cactus farming and processing

Nopal Cactus is one of 20 raw materials that Seagate produces on their farms and from their fishing operations. The cactus farm is located inland from their factory in Ensenada, Baja California in one of the most arid regions of the world.  Typical annual rainfalls average less than 6 inches per year in these inland […]

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