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MARKET CHATTER: June 23, 2011

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




June 23, 2011




Today the Packer published an update on the Mexican mango deal.


The report wasn't too far from the mark.


The market is in the tank and the immediate future does not look too good.


A lack of rains in Southern Sinaloa, has kept the sizing running predominatly 12s and 14s.


The large fruit 6/7/8s are so scarce that processors are being forced to buy 9s and 10s just to keep the production lines running.


Prices for large fruit are around $4.00, precisely because there aren't any available.


If FOB wholesalers asked anymore for the non existant fruit the truth would come out: unavailable in any consequential volume at any price!


Mother nature is not cooperating. NBo rain insight and water for irrigation appears to be scarce or too expensive for farmers to invest in irrigation to get the size up on their fruit.


What a conundrum!


The Mexican Grower / shipper is at break even or below after all the …

PAKISTAN FOREIGN MINISTRY TO SPONSOR MANGO PRPMOTION IN HOLLAND ON JUNE 29, 2011

LONDON, June 23 (APP)

The 8th edition of the annual exhibition of Pakistani mangoes will be organised in Dutch capital The Hague on June 29.

The event has been arranged by the Commercial Wing of the Embassy of Pakistan, with the support of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, at Chamber of Commerce The Hague, as per information received by APP on Thursday.In the exhibition, there will be more than 10 varieties of Pakistani mangoes on display and available for tasting.

Besides a display of mangoes set up by the Commercial Wing of the Embassy, 7 leading suppliers/exporters of mangoes from Pakistan will be showcasing their products.


Chain stores dealing in fresh fruits and vegetables.


Besides, the diplomatic ctrade visitors will include the wholesalers, distributors, importers, retailers , the dignitaries from the Dutch Government and the consumers especially from the Pakistani expatriate community are expected to visit the exhibition.


Pakistan is the 6th largest producer of mangoe…

ONE LAST MANGO FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON IN INDIA

Mango Mela on July 2-3                                                                         PTI                                                                       | 08:06 PM,Jun 23,2011

Chandigarh, June 23 (PTI) 
About 1,000 different varieties of Mango would be displayed in the two-day Mango Mela which will be held here on July 2 at Yadvendra Garden in Pinjore. 

Haryana Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism Ram Kishan Fauji said that the Mela was being organised every year to disseminate latest information to farmers about how to increase the production of Mangoes.

 They were also informed about the new varieties in the market that they could produce within their limited resources for sales in India or abroad. 

He said that annual Mango Mela was organised jointly by Haryana Tourism Department and Horticulture Department.Farmers from many neighbouring states were also invited to participate in the Mela.
http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/mango-mela-on-july-23/735979.html

HISTORY GRADUATE AWARDED TOP MANGO FARMER AT GLOBAL MANGO CONFERENCE IN LUCKNOW, INDIA

Bihar farmer gets Best Mango Grower awardPTI | Jun 23, 2011, 07.42pm IST


Read More:Indian Council Of Agriculture Research|Global Conference|Central Institute For Subtropical Horticulture|Best Mango Grower Award





PATNA: A farmer, Sudhanshu Kumar, from Samastipur district has been awarded Best Mango Grower Award by the Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) in association with Society for Development of Subtropical Horticulture (SDSH) at the ongoing Global Conference on Mango in Lucknow.

SDSH has conferred the award on Sudhanshu for his significant contribution to promotion of horticulture in general.

"Adoption of scientific methods has boosted my income from Rs 10,000 to Rs. 6 lakh from the sale of fruits in a span of eight years," said Sudhanshu, a Delhi University history graduate, who has an eight-acre orchard at Nayanagar village, around 90km from Patna. 
He directly sells his produce to exporters.

Sudhanshu's methods are now being followed by all the…

PROFESOR BRINGS ALMOST EXTINCT MANGO BACK TO LIFE.....

Meet Azam, the mango


PRABALIKA M. BORAH



The HinduA Farmer of Moinabad with Rare Variety of Mango Azam-us Samar. Photo: Special Arrangement



An almost extinct variety of mango that was saved by a professor is now bearing fruits

Just when mango carts are making way for bananas, some households are rejoicing at mango flowers and the ripe fruits hanging out from various branches in their garden.

We know the Himayat Pasand to be the sweetest, but there is yet another variety that stands out for its sweetness, fragrance and the ‘juicy factor' - Azam-us-samar.

This variety of mango which originated in the gardens of Nawab Azam Ali Khan was almost extinct until Mir Mustafa Husain, a professor teaching at the Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University decided to invest his time and not let the mango variety disappear.

“Mustafa Husain grafted the mango in various farms in Shamshabad and Moinabad. He came to our garden and did the grafting. When it comes to size and weight, most of the `Azam-us-Sama…

NMB PUTS WORD OUT THAT MANGOES ARE PLENTIFUL & CHEAP....

Crops & Markets

Expect another record volume of mangoes


06/23/2011 2:39:44 PM
Garth Sears


As Mexico’s mango harvest shifts to the states of Sinaloa and Sonora, importers believe volumes will continue to stay strong.

For most of the year, the volume of imported mangoes has been racing against last year’s numbers: a little ahead one week, a little behind the next.

While shipments from Mexico and Haiti briefly dipped last year in early June, this year’s crop has surged to the highest volumes of the year, at more than 3 million boxes per week, according to a weekly report from the National Mango Board.

Gary Clevenger, a managing member of Freska Produce International LLC, Oxnard, Calif., said that 33 million boxes came from Mexico by mid-June, compared to 28 million last year. Industry experts think it will stay that way.

“We’re looking at numbers that look like they’ll exceed what we did last year,” National Mango Board executive director William Watson said. “I’m sure we’re going to see m…

YOU DO THE MATH: RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS WHO HAVE WORKED ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM SEEM TO BE "ACCIDENT" PRONE...

Published 11:33 23.06.11
Latest update 11:33 23.06.11

Nuclear experts killed in Russia plane crash helped design Iran facility
The five Russian scientists were among 44 killed earlier this week; no official investigation of foul play has been opened, though Iranian nuclear experts have in the past been involved in similar accidents.

By Amir Oren




The five nuclear experts killed in a plane crash in northern Russia earlier this week had assisted in the design of an Iranian atomic facility, security sources in Russia said on Thursday.

The five Russian experts were among the 44 passengers killed when the Tupolev-134 plane broke up and caught fire on landing outside the northern city of Petrozavodsk on Monday.


The wreckage of Tu-134 plane, belonging to the RusAir airline, is seen on a highway near the city of Petrozavodsk Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Photo by: AP



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SHOPPING FOR MANGOES FROM INDIA IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND....

SAVOURING SWITZERLAND

Jonell Galloway UNCATEGORIZED :: MarketDay: Indian mangoes MarketDayIndian mangoesIndian mangoes are in season from March to May
They are the ugliest mangoes around, but for me, there is no question they are the best. 
Not surprising, since mangoes come from India in the first place. They have an almost spicy taste that nicely compliments the sweetness. Indian mangoes may be the ugliest ones, but they are the tastiest!






























How to choose a mango
Indian mangoes often look bruised and half-rotten compared to other varieties when in fact they are at their very best. 
All you have to do is feel them to check how ripe they are. They should be slightly soft and smell full and fruity.

I buy them by the carton in Geneva’s Boulevard Helvétique market, or from the tiny Indian supermarket in the Rue de Chantepoulet, right behind the Chantepoulet bus stop. 
It’s all right to buy some that are not quite ripe so that you can eat them over a period of several days, or use some of them in gree…

IRRADIATION 101: TIME TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK.....

1. The main use of irradiation for produce is for phytosanitary purposes.

At the approved low dosage of 1 kilogray, irradiation sterilizes fruit flies, their larva and other unacceptable bugs.

The sterilization alternatives to irradiation often are less appealing. Methyl bromide was the choice phytosanitary agent years ago, until the government began phasing out the use of the hazardous chemical.

Another popular bug-killing remedy that still is used on most of the mangoes imported into the country is a hot-water dip treatment. It requires that the fruit be picked unripe so that it can withstand the up to 95 minutes it must be exposed to hot water (depending on the fruit size) to kill larva, says Arved Deecke, founder and general manager of Benebion, an irradiation service provided by Phytosan S.A. de C.V., a company based in Guadalajara, Mexico. "The heat destroys the enzyme reactions that drive the ripening process." That means the fruit will not ripen any further, and the …

THE FOOD SAFETY COMPONENT OF IRRADIATION & WHY THE NMB IS MISSING THE BOAT.....

Food Irradiation Processing Alliance
FIPA represents the irradiation service industry, manufacturers of food irradiators and suppliers of cobalt-60 sources. It's members have decades of experience in all aspects of commercial radiation processing.
MISSION STATEMENTTo support the food industry in the selective adoption of food irradiation by means of Electron beam, Gamma, and X-ray, in an environmentally safe manner as a means to improve food safety and quality in terms of pathogen reduction, as a quarantine treatment, and for product shelf life extension.
OBJECTIVESTo provide a forum for representatives of the radiation industry to discuss and influence matters related to the irradiation of food by means of Electron beam, Gamma, and X-ray.
Foster industry and consumer support and confidence.Participate in the development of codes of practice and safety standards.Assist in education about food irradiation.Assist in the resolution of controversial issues pertaining to food irradiation.
M…

TIME FOR MANGO IMPORTERS TO WAKE UP FROM COMA & USE MODERN SCIENCE....

For more than half a century, organizations

including the US Centers for Disease Control &

Prevention (CDC), Food & Agriculture 

Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 

US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
Food & Drug  Administration (FDA), 
World Health Organization (WHO), 
AmericanCouncil on Science and Health (ACSH), 
American Dietetic Association, and dozens of 
others have evaluated irradiation and determined 
that it is safe and effective. 

In fact, irradiation has been more extensively

studied and evaluated in respect to food safety than

other technologies such as canning, freezing, and

chemical additives.

In the US, food irradiation is approved for meat,

poultry, wheat, flour, seasonings, fresh fruits and

vegetables.

Extensive research has determined that 

nutritional content, flavor, taste and consistency 
of foods does not change significantly during 
irradiation....
Read the entire article:
http://www.mnbeef.org/CMDocs/MinnesotaBC/Irradiation%20Brochure%203-03.pdf


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BRASIL: PARALIZADO SIN "LULA" AL MANDO.....

BRASIL
Gobierno de Brasil "congelado" por una pelea en la coalición

Rousseff aún no ha realizado ninguna reforma mayor, pese a su índice de aprobación del 75% y a una tímida oposición
.

EL UNIVERSAL
jueves 23 de junio de 2011 12:02 PM

Brasilia.- Después de que una llamada telefónica casi provocó un quiebre en su coalición, la agenda de la presidenta de Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, sigue paralizada, poniendo en riesgo todo, desde una reforma planeada del sistema tributario a los preparativos para el Mundial de Fútbol 2014.

Rousseff ha intentado aliviar las tensiones con el mayor partido de la coalición, el Partido del Movimiento Democrático Brasileño (PMDB), mediante la designación de nuevos ministros e incluso invitando a oscuros legisladores de partido a un almuerzo en el palacio presidencial, destacó Reuters.

Sin embargo, el PMDB ha seguido bloqueando incluso la legislación de rutina, planteando la incógnita respecto a cuándo Rousseff podrá conseguir que el Congreso apruebe u…

OBRA DE ARTE MAS ANTIGUA DE LAS AMERICAS TIENE MAS DE 13,000 AñOS....

La obra de arte más antigua de América







Investigadores de la Institución Smithsonian y la Universidad de Florida han anunciado el descubrimiento de un fragmento de hueso, de aproximadamente 13.000 años, con una imagen grabada de un mastodonte. Este grabado es elejemplo más antiguo conocido de arte de la Edad de Hielo en toda América. El hallazgo se publica en la revista Journal of Archaeological Science.

El hueso fue descubierto en Vero Beach por James Kennedy, un cazador de fósiles vocacional, que recogió los huesos y más tarde, durante su limpieza, descubrió el grabado.

 Consciente de su importancia potencial, Kennedy contactó con los científicos de la Universidad de Florida y el Museo Smithsonian. "Este es un descubrimiento muy emocionante", dijo Dennis Stanford, antropólogo del Museo Nacional Smithsoniano de Historia Natural y coautor del trabajo. "Hay cientos de representaciones de proboscidios en paredes de cavernas y talladas en huesos en Europa, pero ninguno en Esta…