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Potassium the New Wonder Nutrient?

While doing some recent leisurely reading, we came across this article featured in O Magazine's August issue. We all know that the potassium found in bananas is good for you, but did you know it's now…

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GROW Story: Cezar (Continued)

As you may be aware, I am spending the remainder of the month in the Colima area, involved with Project Amigo, which receives a great deal of funding from GROW. Yesterday (Saturday) was a very special…

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GROW Story: Luis

Each and every personal account of the children whose lives have been transformed by the GROW fund touch our hearts. We continue to share their stories with you. Today Luis tells us about how he longed…

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Does GROW Work?

I'm writing this blog from the small town of Cofradia de Suchitlan in the state of Colima, Mexico. This is the center of much of the GROW activity in Mexico, and the area that has now…

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Viva Iniciativa Mexico!

2010 is a big year of celebration for Mexico, it is the centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the bicentennial of Mexico’s Independence. In commemoration of these events and in order to promote the transformation of…

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Reaching Goals and Paying It Forward

Last week you read Carlos Daniel’s story. His story told us how GROW has given him hope and the opportunity to pursue a new future. Most importantly, he shared that he wanted to use the opportunity…

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GROW Story: Carlos

What is GROW? Let’s read the answer in the words of a young man who has experienced the benefits of the program: “Who or what is GROW? You could say that it is a foundation that…

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Why Buy Organic Bananas?

“Organic” is a hot word right now. We all know that organic foods are supposed to be better for your body and for the environment. But did you know about the specific health and community benefits…

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Find Our Bananas in San Diego!

Until recently, it was hard to find Organics Unlimited or GROW branded bananas in San Diego, as most of our distributors dispersed our bananas to natural grocers on the Pacific Northwest. However, if you live in…

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Help People Like Anahi

The GROW Fund is a non-profit organization that makes a real difference in real people’s lives. It is dedicated to providing a better lifestyle for farm workers and their families. Read about how the GROW Fund…

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The History of the Organics Unlimited Banana

A couple days ago as I chatted with my grandfather, I stumbled upon an interesting piece of history: the reason my grandfather began organic banana production. I had always assumed he grew organic bananas because of…

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Earth Day Donation Project is Up and Running!

We are thrilled to announce that the GROW Earth Day Donation Facebook tab is up and running! We developed the idea on Earth Day 2010, with the goal of raising $10,000 for the GROW Scholarship Endowment…

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Organics Unlimited Introduces Ecuadorian Bananas to Japan

Organics Unlimited has recently announced its first shipment of Ecuadorian bananas to Japan. These low chemical, transitional bananas, sold under the Fruti Fresh label, are the first of many shipments intended to meet the growing demand…

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GROW Story: Cezar

With the help of dedicated volunteers, donations and GROW funds, a young boy's life in Queseria, Mexico will be forever changed. GROW funds are dedicated to helping improve the lives of farm workers and their families.…

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Buy a Banana, Help a Child

Following the recent tour that Project Amigo founders Ted Rose and Susan Hill made through the Northwest, this story ran in The Enterprise newspaper in Washington. Project Amigo is the recipient of GROW funds for programs…

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Wright Sits Astride GROW

US Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Ann Wright recently visited Portland, Oregon to support regional food systems. GROW organic bananas from Organics Unlimited are as close as you can come to a regional bananas in Oregon,…

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Monumental report from the President’s Cancer Panel

Here is a recent email we received from the Organic Trade Association. There are huge new developments in the organic foods industry that we think you'll find interesting and informative.This is a monumental news day for…

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GROW is Going on Tour!

This week, we will be updating our Social Media sites with info on Ted and Susan from Project Amigo-GROW’s sister program! They’ll be traveling to several natural food stores throughout the week promoting GROW! Be sure…

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Introducing our GROW Earth Day Donation Project

In celebration of Earth Day 2010, we’re spilling the beans about our plans to launch the GROW Earth Day Donation Project! Working with the International Community Foundation, the Earth Day Donation Project is dedicated to raising…

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GROW Gives Academic Scholarships to Deserving Students

Through funds raised by the GROW program, we’re able to send sons and daughters of farm workers to secondary school and college. Without an education, many of these deserving young people would continue in the poverty…

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