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Rod’s uses only the finest, freshest ingredients. He uses whole animals be-cause they provide marine creatures with the most natural and complete nutrition. The same fresh, high quality seafood delivered to Chicagoland’s finest restaurants, is also delivered to Rod’s U.S. facility every week. With a growing line of thirteen products, the most popular one is still Rod’s Original Complete Reef Food, the recipe for which was developed in house almost fifteen years ago.

From a brick laying business, to a basement coral farm, to an exponen-tially growing business with his product sold in almost all fifty states, Rod Buehler is a modern-day success story. As he says, “It’s all in the food!” To see his bright, retro website and learn more about his unique company, please visit www.rodsfood.com

Rod's Food 15100 Illinois 23 DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: 815.748.2141 Fax: 866.480.9342

E: rbuehler@rods-reef.com

Adventures in Cuba

By Alex Rose, Environmental Journalist

Since the early 1960s, Cuba has been almost entirely off limits as a travel destination for Americans. The end of 2014 saw a major shift in policy including a reestab-lishment of diplo-matic relations with Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean.

As an environmental journalist, this is an exciting development that prompted me to visit this island nation in January of this year, with the nonprofit organization I work for, Ocean Geographic Soci-ety. Due to the absence of US-Cuban commerce for the last five decades, arriving in Havana is akin to hopping into a time machine that brings you back to the 1950s where taxicabs are Chevy Delrays and Buick Centuries, and the aromatic scent of thick cigar smoke lingers around every corner. The es-timated 60,000 vintage cars that crowd the streets of this time capsule city are a treat for the traveler, and the envy of any serious car enthusi-ast.The buildings and atmos-phere in Cuba aren’t the only

An 8-foot croc diving down to rest in some sea grass.

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