Use of Sustainable Agriculture in the production of hearts of palm

heart of palm sustainable crops in Costa Rica

Sustainability is the balanced use of available resources in order to preserve them for their utilization by future generations. Sustainable agriculture aims to contribute to the improvement of the environment, the use of natural resources and raw materials and the … View more

Organic fertilizers, the way to grow in harmony with the environment!

use of organic fertilizers for growing hearts of palm

In the Hearts of Palm division of GRUMA, we are interested in working on a healthy relationship with the environment. Due to this, since 2010 we prepare our organic fertilizers. The use of chemicals as pesticides and herbicides is damaging … View more

What is the Water Footprint?

Hearts of Palm division of Gruma cares about its water footprint

The carbon footprint and ecological footprint had been regular topics of conversation in recent years, but, have you ever heard of water footprint as well? The water footprint is the volume of potable water used by industry, communities or individuals; … View more

Gruma’s Hearts of Palm Division and Renewable Energy: Innovation and Recognition

sustainable industry in Costa Rica

Nowadays, when natural resources have to be harnessed and used in harmony with the environment, innovation must take an important place in the objectives of companies, because it affects other fields related to the industry such as politics, society, consumers, … View more

Renewable energy vs Non-renewable energy

Renewable energy

Renewable energy is that which allow use of natural resources in a sustainable way. The non-renewable energy is that in which the resource can only be used once. The use of non-renewable energy has lead to global warming in the … View more

A different and sustainable harvesting

Latin American people have been eating hearts of palm consistently for centuries, but the palm trees that were usually consumed were found in the woods, forests or coasts. There was not harvesting or replanting and, depending of the type of … View more