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MARKET CHATTER: May 06, 2011

By Will Cavan
Execurive Director
International Mango Organization
Vista, California


May 06, 2011




The short lived spurt into the $4.00 range has died as the Cinco de Mayo ad pulls only reached about 85% of the projected volume.


This left fruit looking for a home and Texas F.O.B. s quickly reflected that fact.


Today fruit on smaller sizes was available around $3.50 on ,10 &12s


Larger fruit was fetching a premium around $3.75-3.90 on the high side.


Volume for the past seven days exceeds demand.


3,187,609 cartons from all points flooded into the market pushing the price back down.


There have been reports of HWT damaged fruit on the west coast out of Guatemala and necessary repack on same pushing costs up and net to grower down.


The first Indian fruit was air frieghted in only 302 cartons available. Probably all gone by now.


Wish we could get our hands on just one of the 302 cartons just to try and see if all the hype on Alphonso is as good as they say.


Haitians are available and receiving strong su…

IMO SUPPORTER "TOWER AIR" INNAUGURATES SECOND CITATION

7mo Forum del Mango Peruano - Piura, Peru

Estimado señores:
Por medio de la presente se les envía ficha de inscripción para participar en nuestro 7mo  Forum del Mango: “Presente y Futuro del Mango Peruano”, el cual se realizará los días 15 y 16 de Junio.
Inversión:
Público en general:
Hasta el 15/05/2011 : S/ 200.00 Después del 15/05/2011: S/ 260.00
Tarifas corporativas: A partir de 3 personas de una misma empresa 15% de Dscto.


Agradeceremos hacer sus inscripciones con anticipación.
Saludos cordiales,

César Chang PROMANGO Telef. (51) (73) 31 1054 - 608238 - 959530763 Movistar RPM: #0349157 Urb. San Eduardo A 2 Piura Id. Skype: cesar.chang (Interior Camara de Comercio de Piura)

Mayor información del evento hacer click en el afiche!!!!!!



7mo  Forum del Mango: “Presente y Futuro del Mango Peruano”
La Asociación Peruana de Productores de Mango - PROMANGO se complace en presentar nuestro “7mo FORUM DEL MANGO Titulado en esta ocasión “PRESENTE Y FUTURO DEL MANGO PERUANO”, evento que celebramos cada año con la finalidad de intercambiar conocimientos a…

HAITIAN MANGOES BENEFIT FROM WHOLE FOODS SUPPORT

Whole Foods Market® offers Whole Trade™ Mangoes as an exclusive to shoppers, putting money back in Haitian farmer's pockets AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Haiti's king of fruit – the Francis mango – is taking the throne at Whole Foods Market.  For a limited time, shoppers will find this exclusive, organic and Fair Trade™ Certified fruit under the grocer's Whole Trade program.  The Whole Trade Guarantee – which drives meaningful dollars into the struggling Haitian economy – ensures that these rare, delicious mangoes are ethically grown and sourced. Whole Foods Market is the sole buyer of certified organic and Fair Trade Certified mangoes from small Haitian growers, sometimes buying from a family with just one tree.  Shoppers can find these mangoes in stores nationwide under the grocer's Whole Trade program during the varietal's short six-to-eight week season.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/haitian-mangoes-provide-sweet-relief-to-growers-in-need-121307…

SIERRA LEON TO BENEFIT FROM MANGO DIVERSIFICATION PROJECT

US opens $5mn special economic zone in Sierra Leone (AFP) – 7 hours ago FREETOWN — The United States launched its first Special Economic Zone in Africa on Thursday, with the opening of a mango and pineapple juice concentrate factory in Sierra Leone. The US has invested $5 million in the 50-acre zone -- a special area with more liberal economic laws than in the rest of the country set up to attract foreign direct investment.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jnh5fLzXv_7f1TpFxqwXFJjgLWIg?docId=CNG.7ab5b55cc40602e2223dad0789dec556.401

DO YOU EAT ANY OF THESE POISONOUS FOOD ?

10 Poisonous Foods We Eat Every DayBy 
Kelsey Ganes  – March 28, 2011 These ten fruits and vegetables (and the occasional legume) are a part of our everyday diet – and contain chemicals or compounds that are toxic to humans and other animals. From one of the most-consumed foods in the world to an apple a day, here are the top 10 poisonous foods you encounter every day…
http://www.foodista.com/blog/2011/03/28/10-poisonous-foods/

FUN & GAMES IN THE CORPORATE WORLD: FACEBOOK APPLICATION TAKES A TURN IN THE BUSINESS WORLD

Farmville Turns Into Real Life
By 
Anthony Adragna  – May 5, 2011

As part of a commitment to educating consumers about where their food comes from, the Wimpole Estate Farm in Cambridgeshire, England will allow 10,000 people to take control of a fully operational farm and make important decisions about how its run— over the internet. 


The project, called MyFarm, is operated by the National Trust. Starting on May 26, the 10,000 amateur farmers will conduct monthly votes about how the farm should be run. 


They will work in conjunction with farm manager Richard Morris and will discuss progress and concerns throughout the month.


 Morris says the three main themes for decisions will concern what the farm grows, what animals it raises and the wider impact of the farm on the surrounding environment.
http://www.foodista.com/blog/2011/05/05/farmville-turns-into-real-life/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


THE WEATHER: EXPECT MORE OF THE SAME ( RADICAL EXTREMES )

Advances | Energy & SustainabilitySee InsideClimate Change Will Bring More Extreme Precipitation and Floods By David Biello | May 3, 2011 |

VIEWER COMMENTS : DAVIES N. KORBOE (GHANA)

Dear All,


 I have been in Navrongo - the Upper West Region of Ghana (northern ghana) where the government under the EDIF (export development and investment fund) turning the whole of the 3 Northern Regions into a mango enclave. 


This is what mango can do in changing the lives of many by creating wealth through job creation. 


Many people at the North from Ghana will stop migrating to the city (Accra) to look for jobs. 


The programme intend establishing over 8000 hectors within 5years.


 I'll speak some more about this in my next mail. 


Can I also get some sponsorship to attend most of your seminars across board?


 Especially to visit the Califonia branch of the IMO?


 Regards. 


Davies N. Korboe 


(2008 National Best mango farmer for Ghana)


 and 


(2009 Overall National best farmer and the youngest ever in the country)

IMO 2011 AMBASSADOR "MANGO AIRLINES" PART OF AFRI"CAN" PROMISING FUTURE

Africa ‘can use the world’s challenges to its benefit’May 5 2011 at 07:17pm 

If the businessmen and the politicians attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa can be believed, Africa is well on the road to prosperity and it could use global challenges successfully for its own benefit.
President Jacob Zuma kick-started a debate about Africa’s role “in the new reality”, as the WEF programme dubbed it. 
It said developing countries now represented half of the global growth and six of the 10 most rapidly expanding economies were located in sub-Saharan Africa. It asked participants how the continent would define its role in a shifting global economy and guard against emerging risks.
http://www.iol.co.za/business/opinion/business-watch/africa-can-use-the-world-s-challenges-to-its-benefit-1.1064996

OXFAM: LINK TO VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE 10 WORST PLACES TO BE AN EXPECTANT MOTHER

This June 2008 file photo taken in eastern Chad shows refugees who fled the conflict in Sudan's 
western Darfur region carrying belongings to Djabal camp near Gos Beida. REUTERS/Finbarr 
O'Reilly

By Emma Batha LONDON (AlertNet) - Every day 1000 women die in childbirth or from pregnancy complications. A chronic shortage of midwives is one of the main reasons for this high rate of maternal mortality. As the world marks International Day of the Midwife, medical charity Merlin is calling for urgent investment to make up for the shortfall in health workers in conflict and crisis countries.  Here is Merlin’s list of the most dangerous places to be an expectant mother. The list is based on figures produced by the United Nations
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/the-10-worst-places-to-be-an-expectant-mother/




BANCO MUNDIAL: RECLAMA SOBRE LA CRISIS MUNDIAL EN EL CAMPO

Banco Mundial: Agricultura necesita más impulso contra crisis alimentaria

Vinod Thomas, director del grupo evaluador independiente  del Banco Mundial comentó que no hay duda de que el futuro del escenario mundial no es muy alentador.


 Y es que hoy muchos países han empezado a sufrir las secuelas de una nueva crisis alimentaria que, en gran parte, se debe a fenómenos relacionados con el cambio climático y los rezagos de la crisis financiera que estalló en el 2008.




http://www.freshplaza.es/news_detail.asp?id=51474







15 DE SEPTIEMBRE: DIA DEL GRITO PARA EL MANGO ! EN MERCADO EEUU

Tal como Grito el cura Hidalgo y Mexico unido, el mercado EEUU deberia promocionar el mango cada 15 de Septiembre Gritando "Libre...Libre de moscaaaaaaa!...esos son los manguitos que llegan a los EEUU de la zona lebre de mosca de Mexico (Norte de Sinaloa) a partir del 15 de Agosto todos los años.
Los manguitos madurados en arbol para poder desgustar en su punto optimo.
Asi por fin los gringos conoceran un verdadero mango!


El "Grito" y su significancia:


El El 15 de Septiembre en México se celebra el día del "Grito de Dolores" o "Grito de Independencia".
Por primera vez se realizó en la ciudad Dolores, Guanajuato a cargo del Cura Miguel Hidalgo, este suceso marca el inicio de la lucha por la independencia de México.
Clic para conocer la historia del Grito de Dolores
La noche del 15 de Septiembre todos los mexicanos de todo el mundo se unen para dar el "Grito".
Algunas familias se juntan en sus casas para ver por televisión el mensaje oficial del Grit…

THE NMB SHOULD SPEND TIME AND MONEY PROMOTING "FRUIT FLY FREE" (3F) MANGOES

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California




Cinco de Mayo




Here is an idea:


Rather than wasting millions of dollars promoting HWT mangoes that are never appreciated by the USA public, how about focusing a campaign on the growers that do it right?


Northern Sinaloa state in Mexico has been fruit fly free (3F)  since late 2007.


How about making August and September MANGO MONTH?


Promotion dollars would not be wasted competing with the myriad of products that claim Mexican heritage during the Cinco de mayo ad blitzes.


The true "Champagne" of mangoes are available from August 15 into October in the USA market place when not only Mexico, but California Keitts are available and taste like a mango should: "Heaven"


The NMB is wasting money promoting "Ripple", the cheap garbage that comes in a bottle and tastes like: "Crap" !


You want a real "Grito"from the USA consumer:  make 15 de Septiembre Mango Day in the USA…

THE SCIENCE OF NUCLAER "MELT DOWNS"

Twenty-five years after the tragic runaway fission and fire at Chernobyl, tons of concrete shield workers and visitors from the dangerously radioactive puddle of melted fuel that lurks in the basement of the building housing reactor No. 4. 


Similarly, more than 30 years after the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, concrete shaved 2.5 centimeters deep guards a hollow reactor vessel, its partially melted down fuel rods having been taken out over the course of a decade and shipped to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for study.


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-tear-down-a-nuclear-reactor&WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20110504