Mayan chewing gum penetrates global organic-foods market

Chicza chewing gum is produced in Campeche and Quintana Roo. (PHOTO: chicza.com.uk)

Mayan farmers in the states of Campeche and Quintana Roo have become players in the global chewing gum market with their unique and organic product. Sold under the brand Chicza Organic Rainforest Gum, the biodegradable chewing gum was launched in 2009 and has since expanded to 26 European countries, Canada and the United States. Introduced to the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Mexican cuisine is a true world treasure

Culinary journalist Kendall Hill writes in the Australian Financial Review that Mexican cuisine is a true world treasure and tastes even better on its home turf. Here is Hill’s report from Yucatan. IZAMAL, More...

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Why “Chile Habanero” might be good for you

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Mexican avocado producers look beyond US to expand exports

The Mexican state of Michoacán has become the most important producer of avocados in Mexico. “The export sales of oil and its derivatives during 2016 left Mexico with a deficit of $13.1 billion US dollars, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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“Any policy to drive up costs of Corona, tequila, or margaritas is a bad idea” (US Sen. Graham)

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First “Festival of Pheasant and Deer” at La Recova

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Investors flock to buy a piece of Mexico’s José Cuervo

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Mexico: “No wall or tax will prevent the entry of our avocados to the U.S.”

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Starbucks to donate 4 million coffee plants to Mexican growers

In order to support rural communities that are engaged in the production of coffee, Starbucks will donate 4 million coffee plants to Mexican producers. Starbucks Mexico plans to donate 4 million coffee plants to More...

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Mexican industry that remains immune to Trump´s rhetoric

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