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Ecuador Organic Business
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Ecuador Organic Business

Cotacachi organic farming offers business opportunity.

See how you can help wonderful Ecuador farmers like this and earn an excellent income.


Not long a Warren Buffet wrote this about business and opportunity.

Clinging to cash equivalents or long-term government bonds at present yields is almost certainly a terrible policy if continued for long. Holders of these instruments, of course, have felt increasingly comfortable – in fact, almost smug – in following this policy as financial turmoil has mounted. They regard their judgment confirmed when they hear commentators proclaim “cash is king,” even though that wonderful cash is earning close to nothing and will surely find its purchasing power eroded over time.

I could not agree more and though I was lucky to be holding a lot of cash and short term bonds during the 2008 market correction, I am busy investing this into real estate and my own business now.

This week I am writing a special series on ways to earn income in Ecuador… or anywhere you choose.

Personally I have purchased seven condos on Ecuador’s beach as well as a Cotacachi office building.  We are expanding our Cotacachi business as opportunity presents itself.   Right now we are developing a Panchakarma clinic in Cotacachi.

Yet I see more opportunity than I can possibly have time to develop.

One such opportunity is in Cotacachi organic farming.

We recently wrote about Topo, a village where our foundation is helping upgrade a school. We are also helping the village improve their water supply.

Topo  in the indigenous way, has an entire area above their village where they do not allow building. This is the village farm.

When we visited the school last week, we also walked up and visited the mingo (working party) who was working there on improving the water supply.  Here is a picture taken by our friend Dennis Goff as Merri and I headed up the mountain.


Everyone works in the mingo… men…


and women.


These farmers lead a dignified, simple and beautiful life and there is a way we can make their way of life better by helping them farm better and organically.

Here may I introduce a great business opportunity that can create profit and help this village or farmers in almost any poor country around the world.

For years I have been writing about an organic soap – degreaser called “1st envirosafety bio-degradable organic degreaser.”  Whew what a name.  I call it “Ted’s Stuff”. Our friend and reader Ted Tidwell makes the stuff… hence I coined this name.

I became enamored with Ted’s Stuff more than a decade ago when after trimming one of our outside Christmas trees my hands were covered with pitch. Ted had given me a bottle of his cleaner and it was amazing how it cut through the pitch.   This changed the way we clean everything.   Ted’s Stuff is organic, bio degradable, non toxic, and cleans really well.

We use Ted’s Stuff on everything because though it is totally organic and readily biodegradable, it is a potent germ killer.

I wash my hair with Ted’s Stuff yet I have a copy of a lab report from Davis Analytical Laboratories in Sarasota Florida which shows that two to three drops of Ted’s stuff has the same effect as one drop of clorox.

Then it was discovered that Ted’s Stuff and some derivative formulas make excellent bio washes, fertilizers and even pesticides (though they cannot be sold as such in some countries).

I introduced this product to the arborist we have been using to fight the Wooly Adelgid blight in the Hemlocks of North Carolina.  He has told me that he has used this (as we do) to effectively stop the blight.

1st EnviroSafety solutions are certified free of all carcinogens, including the ones described in this article.

One of he world’s largest retailers did an intensive study of all “green” and “environmental” cleaning products and discovered that 1st Enviro’s cleaners are the only truly green ones.

Many other “safe” cleaning products contain ethylene oxide and dioxane, both known to cause cancer.

To our knowledge, 1st Envirosafety produces the only effective Solutions that can, per a careful review of all of our MSDS’s, certify that all of our Solutions are carcinogen-free.

Here is where the opportunity comes in.  The product can help organic farmers in many countries. Mexico is one good example.

The first small test sample of Ted’s Stuff formulated for the farm was sent to Mexico in June 2007.

Enrico Rico (PhD Chemist, Poly Tech Institute) tested it on five acres of sweet corn in Guanajuato. It was past the normal planting season but he planted anyway. The stalks grew to eight feet tall and the ears were much larger than normal. The stalks were so robust and healthy, that after the harvest, he sold the stalks for cow feed.  Here is the corn.


tall and with these long ears.


Corn is the biggest crop in Mexico The average Mexican corn farmer earns about $100 per acre. Dr. Rico’s five acres brought him approximate $2,000 or $400 per acre.

In Nuevo Italia,  and other farmer treated approximately 1,000 mango trees. He advised that his increased averaged 300 additional mangos per tree and earned an extra $60,000 income.

Antonio Gutierrez, La Ruana, owned 70 acres of diseased limes. In 2007, his total income was only $18,000. He tested Ted’s Stuff BioWash on several rows and had positive results.

Here is Antonio in front of a tree that had been diseased but recovered after BioWashing.


In 2008, Antonio BioWashed his entire 70 acres.  By February, which was mid-season his income had already soared to over $100,000.


His quality had increase so significantly that he received six pesos per kilo instead of the normal four pesos per kilo. His yield has increased dramatically. Instead of the usual 2 to four limes per cluster, some clusters had over ten limes.

The photo above shows Antonio and Ted Tidwell holding a cluster of eleven limes.

Antonio was so pleased with his lime results, he BioWashed 25 acres of papayas. Instead of tall, spindly Florida style papaya trees with only a dozen small papayas, his trees produced 60 to 100 giant papayas.


In Antonio’s area, the papayas season normally runs from January to May or June. In November, 2008, Antonio’s friend, Pedro visited our plant. Pedro advised that Antonio was still harvesting and selling papayas in November. He ships them to Los Angeles labeled “Pesticide Free.”  Antonio’s income from 25 BioWashed acres is estimated around $1,000,000.

Antonio hired 20 additional men to help harvest his produce, thus reducing the need for those men to the U.S. for employment.

In farmlands southwest of Guadalajara, tomato growers had unsuccessfully attempted to protect their crops from insects by growing them inside greenhouses. They achieved success with BioWash.


Farmers who BioWash perennials such squash and tomatoes extend their productive season. Dr Rico’s brother grows backyard tomatoes. His vines continued producing tomatoes for 12 weeks rather than the usual six weeks. He discovered that BioWashed tomatoes remain edible up to six weeks after harvesting.


A squash grower increases and extends his “Pesticide Free” squash harvest.

Here is a farmer BioWashing a squash vine and…


and a large, pesticide free squash.


Blackberry growers in Guanajuato BioWashed their vines and enjoyed the “best crop of the largest, sweetest blackberries ever.”


Juan Colima gained an early to market price advantage over his competitors with his peaches by inducing blooms three to four weeks before the normal season.

Here is Juan standing by his early blooming peach tree.


Here is Juan’s “Pesticide Free” coffee tree.


Additionally, BioWash was given credit for producing historically significant crops of more, larger, sweeter watermelons and cantaloupes.

The little farming village of la Ruana was once a prosperous farming area, but toxic chemicals from large American chemical companies have destroyed the land.

After witnessing the BioWashing benefits, Antonio stated to Ted; “We prayed for help and God sent you.”  Now you can answer other farmer’s prayers.

A message from Pedro, a Mexican distributor regarding the testing results of using BioWash on fruit trees showed that similar results are being reported on flowers and plants.

We have a new BioWash Power Point presentation showing actual photographs of a few of the benefits creating the excitement.

You can see Ted’s website here for basic information.

You can call Ted at 888-578-9600 if you have  additional questions or email Ted at tedtid7@yahoo.com

This is a great way to help the poor, help our environment and earn extra income in Ecuador (or wherever you may want to be).

This is also an extra good time to be an Ecuador Living subscriber because Jyske Global Asset Management is conducting a multi currency seminar in Naples Florida May 29-31.  The fee to attend is $499 ($750 for two) but you as an Ecuador Living subscriber can attend free.  Enroll here.

Until next update may all your income be good.


Here is a business opportunity offer with six days to go. Get “The Tangled Webs We Weave”…our course on how to have a Web Based  Business… FREE..

Your own business is great…a quiet peaceful place without much crime, noise or pollution. You can do as Merri and I  have done… have a business that works in Cotacachi, the Blue Ridge of North Carolina or anywhere we choose in the world!

2008 provided many economic lessons that we can use in 2009 to create our own business in Cotacachi or wherever.

The reason we can have this freedom in business as you overcome the global economic distortion that is so grave it will force many of us to continue working… or  to work more then expected or… to start working for ourselves when an existing job is eliminated.

This problem is so acute that Merri and I decided to write a new course…on how to develop your own international internet business.

I launched this course earlier this year and am making a special offer…that gives you this course free…and more.

Now you can learn everything I do to create extra income and have fun and fulfillment in a web based micro publishing business.

The syllabus of this course will help you learn how to find something that is fun, fulfilling and profitable for you to do.

My webmaster who helped me start this site has agreed to co-write the course with me.  Merri and I will explain what and how we do in business.  The writing…the marketing…the product planning and such.   Our webmaster is outlining the technical part. How to choose a server…set up a shopping cart…create pay per click systems…send thousands of emails a day.

Here is a  special offer.

This new course entitled “Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have Your Own Internet Business” is available at $299.

This is a bargain. Merri and I have been traveling and doing international business for 41 years. We have had a web based business for over ten years. You can share everything we have learned for just $299.

Plus we provide our standard full guarantee. Enroll.  Try the course for 30 days. If not satisfied we’ll give you an immediate, full… no fuss refund.

However when you sign up for Tangled Web in March 2009, I’ll include two of my other emailed courses, How to be a Self Publisher and International Business Made EZ  FREE as well.


My webmaster is joining Merri and me at our two North Carolina courses this year for our first Tangled Web seminars.  If you attend either seminar all three email courses are FREE.

July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina + Tangled Web

Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina + Tangled Web

I will reduce the fee by $299!

In all, you receive the emailed “Tangled Web” course, International Business Made EZ” and “How to be a Self Publisher”,  FREE when you enroll in either the July or October seminar.

Enroll here $299

or enroll for either North Carolina course above.  I’ll send all three emailed courses free right away.

This offer expires at midnight April 1, 2009.

Future 2009 courses

May 29-31  JGAM Multi Currency investment Seminar Naples Florida   Enroll here.

June 12-14 Shamanic Mingo Tour
June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
June 18-21 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

July 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
July 10-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina + Tangled Web

Sept. 17-21 Ecuador Spanish Course
Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Sept. 25-28 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina + Tangled Web

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Expedition

Nov. 6-8 IBEZ Ecuador
Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

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