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Genetically Modified Crops Health Risks ?: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans and others are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture — and the perception that some members of the U.S. Congress are in the pocket of the Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) certainly isn’t helping. But just what are GM crops, and what evidence do we have to suggest that they are dangerous to human health? Monsanto wasn’t always in the GM corn and alfalfa business. The company’s first product, introduced in 1901, was the artificial sweetener…

Buenos Aires Lures Foreign Buyers With Tumbling Prices

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            Roderick Chapman, a 50-year-old marketing specialist from Vancouver, British Columbia, was in Buenos Aires last month, looking at one-bedrooms in the city’s posh Recoleta district. “I’m absolutely amazed by the number of choices,” said Mr. Chapman whose budget for a vacation property is 130,000 U.S. dollars—the currency in which most Buenos Aires real estate typically is traded. “It is overwhelming, really.” With prices for…

Who is to blame for the high inflation in Argentina

Most of the opinion polls tell us that after  government corruption  high inflation is the public’s Number One worry shortly followed by insecurity. We shouldn’t need the pollsters to tell us that. We can listen to the complaints in the lines at the supermarkets, read the headlines in newspapers, or hear the pronouncements of business leaders and political candidates. Inflation is a terrible cancer that must be brought under control, we are constantly warned, or we face a bleak future…

Direct Farming investments in South America prove very popular

Gateway to South America offers the opportunity to invest directly into grain Direct farming through an innovative agriculture investment fund that offers very attractive returns and allows investing without being a specialist. This is a unique possibility for investors to enter into profitable large scale business, largely dollarized and with annual liquidity The fund is focused in producing soft commodities (soybeans, corn, wheat, sunflower, barley)  on leased farmland in South America, particularly…

The Facts on the importance of using social media when marketing Real Estate

Two years ago GTSA could see the unstoppable trend towards Digital Media Marketing replacing the print media so we rebuilt all our marketing platforms to help our clients take advantage of this. This is more cost efficient for the vendors with targeted marketing reaching people and groups more efficiently. Facebook 1      Facebook has 1.11 billion active users worldwide. (Source: Facebook) 2      The best time to post on Facebook to earn shares is 1pm.…

Why did GTSA develop the vendeRAPIDO® selling process for selling real estate in South America?

There are two reasons. To speed up the selling time and Maximize the Value  Current Market Realities South American real estate markets are in the main lightly regulated and highly informal. What this means for vendors is they are at a strong disadvantage when they come to selling a property within a reasonable time frame.  Traditional times of sale are measured in months and years.   Consequently transaction costs are among the highest in the world.  With the globalization of real…

” Open veins of Latin America” A must read or anyone thinking on doing business or living in Latin America

This translated book begins with a foreword by left-wing writer Isabel Allende, and here is  just one quote from her  introduction of the book: “His work is a mixture of meticulous detail, political conviction, poetic flair, and good storytelling.” The translation by Cedric Belfrage merits special note. This book sings in English, and the translator has done justice to the original. A major recurring theme throughout the book is that of capital squandered by the few while the…

South America improves its record of human development with some surprising results

South America improves its record of human development with some surprising results IF YOU look at countries’ social and economic progress since 1990, you will find that, in most cases, it is in line with their historic performance—with some important exceptions. According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), over 40 countries have done much better than their recent history alone would have suggested. This large group, says the UNDP, really represents “the rise of the South”,…

Sheep rearing is an opportunity that Argentina no longer takes advantage of

La Nacion ( translated ) Buenos Aires has areas with excellent conditions that allow high levels of production, but this does not happen, Why ? In the late nineteenth century the country was in what later became known as the “golden age” of Argentina sheep production. At that time, the province of Buenos Aires had a stock of 52 million sheep heads, a figure that exceeded seven times the stock of cattle at the time. Until 1930 the activity had its heyday, with excellent European demand for wool and…

The Land Report – Campos – Ranches and Legacy Property Owners Around the World

        Hall and Hall – Eric O’Keefe of The Land Report report talk about Ranch Land in the USA. Much of what he says also applies to other worldwide Legacy properties like Estancia Punta del Agua in Argentina. Who are the Largest Private Land Owners in the United States of America Most of America’s biggest spreads are in the West. Here are the storied dynastic ranches owned by heirs of the Kings, Waggoners, and Burnetts. This is also where corporate chiefs like Ted…

Biggest South America Corporate Farm Groups

        With agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of long-term appreciation of farm property. As a result, investors from around the world are pouring a lot of funds into agriculture this year to boost yields across the top producer nations as record high food prices jolt markets and send buyers scurrying for supplies. South America is today worldwide considered a top place to buy,…

Argentina´s Soy King “Los Grobo” continues to expand in Brazil

Grobocopatel had already announced last year their plans to expand strongly in Brazil. “There are more opportunities there as the company is inclined to Argentina and Uruguay … You need to be more balanced with a significant stake in Brazil, ” the Argentine/Ukrainian Gustavo Grobocopatel said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires. Their latest business plan is to transfer some assets to a new company and sell shares of the business in an initial public offering in Brazil. The company will…
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