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BAD JOKE : NMB PARTAKES IN NAME CHANGING OF MANGO CULTIVARS

This is the latest attempt to rename the very popular mango cultivar discovered in a coffee plantation in Chiapas, Mexico.

First Ciruli Brothers tried to change the name to "Champagne" mango and then Tavilla Los Angeles tried to call it a "Van Gogh" mango ...
What next??? Rename The Tommy Atkins or the Haden mango???
The marketers should respect the origin of the mango and honor the people who discovered these cultivars!!!


The scientific community (ISHS Mang Working Group) needs to set these marketing clowns straight!


From the National Mango Board website:


ATAULFO NOW "HONEY"






HONEY GIVES NEW MEANING

With the continued popularity of Ataulfo mangos in U.S., fans have lovingly renamed the mango to “Honey” after its sweet taste and creamy texture.

The Honey mango, one of Mexico's favorite varieties, travels well and is easy to find in the U.S. The golden creamy texture, often described as “buttery,” holds up best when sliced or diced. Its tender texture and mildly …

4 Signs That Spell Doom For Traditional American Grocery Chains

by Tyler Durden


May 4, 2017 9:15 PM





The grocery business in the U.S. is, and always has been, a fairly miserable one. In fact, from A&P to Grand Union, Dahl's, etc., bankruptcy courts have been littered with the industry's failures for decades.


Of course the reasoning is fairly simple...razor-thin operating margins that hover around 1-3% leave the entire industry completely incapable of absorbing even the slightest financial shock from things like increasing competition or food deflation.







Unfortunately, the industry is about to undergo a series of changes that will likely lay waste to the traditional grocery store model. 


Here are a couple of the changes already in motion:

1. Increasing Competition From Large-Format Discount Retailers

While you would think that an oversupplied market with abysmal operating margins would be immune from massive new capacity additions, you'd be wrong. States all across the country added millions of square feet of grocery capacity in 2016.









Moreov…

The Former ‘It’ Spa for Hollywood A-Listers Tries to Reclaim Its Glory

Golden Door spa reimagines itself as a luxury respite.






Source: Golden Door
by
Michael Callahan


May 2, 2017, 4:00 AM PDT

It was the place for Hollywood to recede, refresh, and renew. Or more accurately, to drop out, dry out, and lose those stubborn last 10 pounds before the next project. Burt Lancaster, Bob Cummings, and Johnny Weissmuller went on hikes here; Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Kim Novak, Barbra Streisand, and a thousand lesser lights hid out here. Aldous Huxley loved the mud wrap.

The place was the Golden Door, a 300-acre oasis in the desert hills of San Marcos, Calif., less than an hour north of San Diego. 

In 1959, Deborah Szekely and her husband, Edmund, a famous philologist and linguist, opened a mountain-lodge-meets-Japanese-tea-garden spa here, promising restoration and sanctuary. “In those early days, Golden Door was known as a fat farm,” says Susie Ellis, a former staff member and now chief executive officer of the Global Wellness Institute in Miami. 

“Ev…

LAND ROUTE TO CHINA FROM EUROPE

29 April 2017 - 05H00

First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run



© AFP/File | The first freight train to link China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000-kilometres (7,500 miles), making it the second-longest route in the world


BEIJING (AFP) -


The first freight train to link China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000-kilometres (7,500 miles), making it the second-longest route in the world.




The journey is the latest effort in China's drive to strengthen trade links with western Europe along a modern-day "Silk Road" route.




The world's top trading nation launched the "One Belt, One Road" strategy in 2013, and has since poured millions into constructing vast infrastructure links.


The train -- loaded with whiskey, baby milk, pharmaceuticals, and machinery -- departed London on April 10 and passed through France, Belgium, Germany, Pola…

BANG FOR THE BUCK ???: NATIONAL MANGO BOARD HAS A LONG WAY TO GO

USDA - National Retail Report - Specialty Report - April 14th





EVERYDAY SHOULD BE EARTH DAY !!!