In 1999,Little Bear Produce hired Dr. Carlos Lazcano to take charge of the coordination of research projects with seed companies, chemical manufacturers and universities such as Texas A&M University. Dr. Lazcano’s main responsibility is working with contract growers as new crops are introduced. His vast technical knowledge decreases the margins for error while growers reap the benefit of having the latest technological information under Dr. Lazcano’s guidance.

We understand that food safety is a very important issue industry-wide. That’s why Dr. Lazcano consults with growers in both Mexico and Texas as part of his duties when establishing and monitoring the Integrated Pest Management program and the Food Safety Program at Little Bear Produce.

In the May 5, 1999 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 91, No.9, Dr. Leonard M. Pike said, “We are in a highly focused, fast-forward mode, trying to put all three compounds (anthocyanins, lycopene, and beta-carotene) in the same carrot and in a lot of other crops. Fortunately, many fruits and vegetables have low amounts of these compounds, so we really don’t have to worry about gene transformation or biotechnology.” Roughly 42 companies are sponsoring the research that is mentioned above involved with and Little Bear Produce is proud to be a member of that group. We believe our technical initiatives and research methods are what set our produce apart from the competition.