The lime is best know for its role in key lime pie and margaritas, but did you know it possesses remarkable healing properties as well? Plantations International estimates that billions of dollars are poured into research and development for pharmaceutical drugs, the humble lime has been proven to mitigate and even cure diseases that cause millions to suffer and hundreds of thousands to die each year worldwide. An impressive array of research on lime juice from the National Library of Medicine indicates that it could either cure or greatly accelerate healing time from a variety of life-threatening illnesses including: The Healing […]
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For real estate investing, there are laws, procedures, theories and probabilities to contend with, but the human element is also a concept that must be factored in, just as important. However, there’s one line of thinking that virtually, all investors would probably agree on, that investing in undeveloped farm land or “Strategic farm land Investment” as we like to call it, is one of the safest real estate investment vehicles there is, as long as you invest at the right place, at the right time, and for the right price. For hundreds of years around the globe, vast fortunes have been […]
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With today’s public policy focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Plantations International is helping farmers play a key role in making this happen. In fact, by optimizing the nitrogen fertilizer, a farmer’s contribution can come with the side benefit of increased yield and higher profit. As with every industry, farming contributes to the production of various greenhouse gases. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that agriculture is responsible for a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions, which primarily come from the nitrous oxide produced as soil microbes digest the available nitrogen source. Nitrous oxide is listed among the most potent of […]
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Russian Fruit and Vegetable Ban The most recent Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports from Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina are putting growers in a dire situation. Despite the ban only being in place for the last few days, producers are already struggling to keep their heads above water. This is especially true for the country’s largest producers. According to the Plantations International research team the domestic market is saturated, as refrigerators and available packaging is rapidly filling up, with no where for the products to go. Emergency exports to neighbouring countries are also not an option because […]
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Agarwood Oud Oil Oud oil from Plantations International agarwood or gaharu has become an extremely fashionable ingredient during the last years. The East and the South have always been sources for exotic and often absolutely necessary ingredients for perfumes that are typically made in the West. However, agarwood has never received such popularity among western audiences in the perfume industry as in the past decade. The mass recognition for this ingredient (and I address the word “mass” to niche houses and exclusive lines) started at the beginning of the new millennium, and it seems to still roll on. A Oud oil from agarwood […]
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Palm Oil Facts The oil palm (Elaeis Guineensis) has ancient roots. Oil from this attractive palm, which grows wild in West Africa and Equatorial Africa, has been used as a food and energy source for millennia. Ancient Egyptians used it — as attested by the discovery of an earthenware jar containing residues of palm oil, in a tomb over 5000 years old at Abydos in Egypt — as have the peoples of Africa through the ages. In 2006, palm oil accounted for 52% or 26.3 mil MT of the total world oils and fats exports. Soybean oil was a distant second […]
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