AND QUALITY PRODUCTION
As in any commodity-based
business, the biggest problem is to have a
consistent supply of the commodity. When a
customer places an order the customer needs to be
sure that the order will be fulfilled.
With fruit crops dependent on
many factors, the human factor, or the producer of
the fruit being the biggest, the supply of the
fruit can vary widely. It has been proven that
good planning and management can not only even out
the variables in the growing process but it can
also increase the output and quality of the crop.
Imports Unlimited has
embarked on a course that will help solve many of
the supply and quality problems with our Joint
Venture Partner Pulpas y Pulpas de Colombia. In
conjunction with and through our new Joint Venture
company CO-US Fruit
Products, we will have the ability
to buy or lease farm land and produce our own
fruits, process the fruits in our own plants, and
distribute the packaged product through our own
distribution system. This is the “End-to-End”
control that will give our customers the
confidence of knowing that they can count on their
Our plans are to have farming
operations not only in Colombia where our current
facilities are located, but to also buy or lease
farm land in Belize and Panama. We are looking at
other locations that are suitable to the
individual fruit for optimum growing conditions.
Some of the other locations under consideration
are Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil, Thailand,
Philippians, and others.
Our primary focus will be
operations in the Caribbean Basin. This gives us
the ability to consolidate the processing and
packaging facilities and to also consolidate the
shipping requirements of the various fruits to our
After the consolidation of
the Caribbean Basin we will then consider
locations outside the Basin according to the
demand for the individual fruit and the year-round
production capabilities of the locations for that
are we concentrating on these regions?
It is because the soil there has not been
“commercial-farmed” for years and years, if ever.
Most of the fruit farms in these regions are on
soil that has been rainforest for thousands of
While it is sad that the
rainforests have been cut down, this land is now
available for farming and is full of nutrients and
minerals. With sustainable land-use programs, it
has been proved that the rainforests can be
revitalized and persevered. It is land like this
that healthy foods, fruits and vegetables, can
come from and will continue to come from.
Man-kind can’t put back into the soil what
“mother-nature” put into it and continues to put
into it if left to natural processes.
Unlimited will be participating in the sustainable
land-use programs and support the Rainforest
Alliance goals through certification of our farms
according to their guidelines.
These natural nutrients are
what will keep people healthy. Chemicals and
other additives that commercial farming puts into
the soil after the nutrients and minerals have
been depleted will not keep people healthy.
It is easy to see that each
year there are more and more chronic illnesses and
sickness. It is also easy to see that a majority
of our food sources are coming from commercial
farms where the nutrients in the soil have been
It is estimated that over 100
million people will die prematurely in the next
10-years because of chronic illnesses. Many of
these premature deaths could be prevented with
good nutrition from foods and fruits that are
grown in soils that are nutritionally enriched by
“mother-nature” and free from the accepted
chemicals of the commercialized farming industry.