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Tulum is known as one of the most naturally beautiful and well-known destinations for people from all over the world. The beautiful beaches, “eco-friendly” lifestyle, low cost of goods, and abundance of culture make the Mexican destination a perfect paradise destination. But there is an ugly truth that's being ignored.

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Many Latinos have heard the phrase “de la tierra a la mesa,” which translates to "from the earth to the table." It refers to the centuries-old tradition of cultivating a home garden to feed one’s family. This is not just about food; it’s about culture, sustainability, self-sufficiency, and, importantly, wellness.

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In the radiant heat of Latin America, under a brilliant blue sky, Dia de San Juan, or Saint John's Day, was once celebrated with an enigmatic ritual – a day of water, a celebration of life, a rite marking the start of the summer season or the onset of monsoon season.

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