Five Crops Native to Mexico

Mexican cuisine’s ingredients and flavors run deep. So deep, in fact, that the nation’s cuisine was declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. Indeed, traditional Mexican cooking is a celebration of the ingredients that trace their roots to Mexico’s own land. Before Mexico was named, it formed part of long expanse of land called

How Ants Save Plants: The Superorganism That Acts as Natural Pesticide

When it comes to agricultural pest control, check with nature first. You’ll find surprising biological solutions that can be more strategic than bringing out the big-gun insecticides. While chemical insecticides are indispensable to large-scale farmers, they also have the negative side effect of wiping out other, good-doing insects, such as ants. Ants get a bad

3 Edible Plants That Grow in the (Almost) Dark

It’s a simple lesson from science class that plants need air, water, light and nutrients to grow. Mexico’s abundance of sunshine is particularly ideal for plenty of sun-loving fruits and vegetables. But there are several edible plants that bend the rules of science a bit, naturally thriving with little or no sunlight. White Asparagus The

5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home Garden

Your garden may be green, but is it eco-friendly? With even a simple flower garden, you may have gardening habits that are negatively impacting the ecosystem in your yard. Apply these tips and you’ll be on your way to benefiting the environment as you care for your home’s green space. Stay Native Perhaps the most

How Farms Can Hurt the Land (And How We Stopped It)

We need farms to provide the foods we eat, yet many farming practices seriously damage the environment. Videxport S.A. de C.V.’s owner, Gilberto Salazar Escoboza, established a commitment to sustainable agriculture to provide food for people throughout the world while encouraging a healthy habitat for all creatures. Damaging Farming Methods Our world depends upon technology.

The Good Bugs for Agriculture

Since the dawn of civilization, and thus the dawn of agriculture, man has battled bugs. Despite years of trying to eradicate bugs from our agricultural crops, they persist in their assaults. Our tactics in fighting back often lack finesse, including repeated applications of broad-spectrum insecticides that kill both bad and beneficial bugs. Many farmers now