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GROW: Meet the Program That’s Changing Lives

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We have seen first-hand how poverty can drastically impact a community. This is why we created the GROW program: to help support the families in our growing communities. Here’s how we do it.

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How it All Began

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We started our company lead by our passion for ethical produce and social responsibility. From humble beginnings to who we are today, take a peek at where it all started.

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Our Favorite Health Benefits of Bananas

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We all know bananas are a delicious snack, but how well do you know their health benefits? Watch this video to learn more about all the wonderful ways bananas are great for us.

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The History of Organic Produce in the United States

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Organic produce hasn’t always been what it is today. In fact, before the 1970s, most people had no idea what went into the growing of their food. Take a watch to see how the organic movement…

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Facts You May Not Know About Organic Produce

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There's a lot to love about organic produce and, chances are, you're already aware of a few of its perks. But, there's even more to delve into! Take a watch to discover 5 new facts about…

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Is Conventional Farming Really THAT Bad?

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We are so privileged to have access to mass amounts of produce, right at our fingertips. But, at what costs does that come at? Here are the facts that conventional produce companies don’t want you to…

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How Our GROW Program Gives Back

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We founded GROW 15 years with the intention of providing funding for various social responsibility programs. These initiatives are all focused on improving the lives of those residing in our growing communities. Tune in to this…

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8 (More) Reasons to Love Bananas

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There's a lot to love about bananas - they're nutritious, delicious, and convenient to eat when you're on the go. Believe it or not, there are even more benefits that this fruit has to offer. Check…

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Healthy Homes

Prior to COVID-19, good handwashing habits were quietly saving lives and preventing illness. It is estimated that proper handwashing with soap and water reduces global diarrhea related deaths by 50%. In 2019, 2,576 participants, including children,…

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Dulce Viridiana Marquez Sosa

Dulce was a GROW scholar who graduated from the University of Colima with a degree in graphic design in 2015.  As the fourth of six children, she grew up in poverty.  Her father owned a butcher…

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Alejandra de Jesus Nicolas Garcia

Alejandra was one of the first GROW university graduates, earning a degree in International Relations in 2012. Today, at 29, she is living independently and is part of the internal audit team for one of the…

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[Video] Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably

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Living a more sustainable life is a lot easier than you may think. Check out this video for some easy lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your carbon footprint! 1. Bring your own shopping bag,…

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Banana Recipes to Help You Beat the Heat this Summer

As the weather gets warmer, we start to switch up our diets. Out with the hearty soups and casserole dishes and in with the frozen treats and fruit salads. It’s always exciting to bring out your…

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Organic Produce Myths, Debunked

As health and wellness become growing trends across the world, grocery stores and food companies have mastered the art of using buzzwords like “organic,” “natural,” “GMO-free” … the list goes on! You might often find yourself…

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Delicious Banana Recipes You Can Make With Ingredients You Already Have at Home

At this point, you’ve probably run through several puzzles, Netflix shows, movies, books, workouts, and have seen everyone’s Instagram stories. If boredom is starting to set in, get creative! Odds are you’ve gone on a larger-than-normal…

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What “Organic” Labels Really Mean

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Have you ever bought a food product just because it was labeled "organic," and you thought it sounded healthy? Like organic breakfast cereal, or popcorn made with all-natural ingredients? Did you ever question what any of…

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CBS 8 Feature: An Overview of How Our GROW Program is Helping Those in Need

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Jeff Zevely of CBS 8 recently sat down with our team to discuss the ways our GROW program has shaped countless lives and how a simple choice you make in your produce aisle could help families…

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