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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY IS ENABLING THE MANGO PULP INDUSTRY TO GROW IN INDIA ...

Growing demand for packaged mango drinks propels growth for food processing systems


Wednesday, November 16, 2011 08:00 IST


Mango, the undisputed king of fruits retains its popularity and demand beyond the mango season and packaged mango drinks meet this demand. 
Particularly, when it comes to flavors, Mango is the first choice among all, though Orange and Lime are the other popular variants. 

All the packaged fruit drinks are derived from fruit pulp. 

Over the years it has been observed that, Indian life style has a fondness for fresh fruits and vegetables or those processed at home. Specially, now-a-days preferences are shifting towards healthier lifestyles, so is the demand for fruit drinks and juices. 


Earlier fruit drinks were considered something which gives refreshment but now due to the health conscious consumers it has evolved as part of a Nutritional diet.

The total size of non-carbonated, packaged fruit drinks in India is estimated around Rs 2, 500 crore, which includes fruit dri…

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE HAS TOUGH CHOICES FOR NEW NMB BOARD MEMBER SELECTION ...

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






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com






November 15, 2011










 Sometime between now and February, the Secretary of agriculture will name the new board members of the National mango Board (NMB).


Last year the decision was made public by the Secretary of Agriculture on the 2nd of December 2010.


DOMESTIC PRODUCER:


It is sad to see that the National mango board could not find a Domestic Producer to nominate from Florida, Hawaii or California to replace outgoing vice Chairman Ted Johnson.




To see the domestic vote being consolidated by the Marti family does not promote domestic production of mangoes nor does it stimulate a different point of view on the board.


The National mango Board has done nothing to represent domestic production of mangoes on the mainland and is probably indicative of why California chose not to nominate a replacement for Ted Johnson.




IMPORTERS DISTRICT II


The importers seem to be an ongoing game of m…

OPEN SKIES: THE ABILITY OF DRONES TO COLLECT DATA ...

The Drone Threat to Privacy

In a world in which nearly anyone can purchase a device capable of photographing locations behind walls, gates and fences, will anyone be able to keep a secret?

By John Villasenor | November 14, 2011




STRIKE VTOLImage: Courtesy AeroVironment, Inc.

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on security and privacy during the age of drone warfare. Part one is available here.




Technology, as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in a 2001 Supreme Court opinion, has the power "to shrink the realm of guaranteed privacy." 

Few other technologies have as much power to do this as drones. Because they can perch hundreds or thousands of meters in the air, drones literally add a new dimension to the ability to eavesdrop. 
They can see into backyards and into windows that look out onto enclosed spaces not visible from the street. They can monitor wi-fi signals or masquerade as mobile phone base stations, intercepting phone calls before passing them a…

IMAGINE THE USES OF DRONES IN MANGO INDUSTRY ...

The Drone Threat to National Security
Continued advances in unmanned aerial vehicle technology have profound implications regarding the nature of modern warfare




By John Villasenor | November 11, 2011


WASP III DRONEImage: Courtesy AeroVironment, Inc.




Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on security and privacy during the age of drone warfare.






The year is 2020. Two Air Force officers sit in a darkened control center at an Air Force base in Nevada, carefully watching a bank of computer screens. 


One of the officers gently pushes a joystick to the right, and half a world away a swarm of a dozen small drones, none weighing more than a few hundred grams, banks to the right and continues to skim almost silently across the ground at about 65 kilometers per hour toward a small settlement that has been identified as a source of possible terrorist activity. A large monitor in the front of the control center displays the live view from a night-vision camera in the lead drone. About 30…

HALF OF THE NMB BOARD MEMBERS END THEIR TERM IN LESS THAN 60 DAYS ...

The individuals listed below serve you and the mango industry by participating as Board Members on the National Mango Board (NMB). 

The Board Members work with the NMB staff, providing guidance and input on the strategic direction and specific activities to help increase mango awareness and consumption. 

All budgets and major initiatives of the NMB are reviewed and approved by the Board Members.




Several times throughout the year, Board Members are asked to travel for multi-day Board Meetings, and each Member serves on at least one committee. 

The NMB appreciates this commitment of time and energy. Because of the active participation of these Board Members, the NMB staff is able keep the various programs moving forward for the benefit of the mango industry.

Feel free to contact your Board Members, ask questions and let them know what you think of the program so far. The NMB wants to hear from you!


Name Position Term Ends

Ronnie Cohen
River Edge, New Jersey Chairperson
Importer District 1 12/31/…

WHERE MANGOES GROW ON PLANET EARTH ....

By Will Cavan

Executive Director

International Mango Organization (IMO)

Vista, California







www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




November 15, 2011







There is a map with general latitudes outlined for this article.




Historically, it was considered that mangoes were cultivated between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.


"The tropics is a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator. It is limited in latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere at approximately 23° 26′ 16″ (or 23.4378°) N and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere at 23° 26′ 16″ (or 23.4378°) S; these latitudes correspond to the axial tilt of the Earth. The tropics are also referred to as the tropical zone and the torrid zone(see geographical zone). The tropics include all the areas on the Earth where the Sun reaches a point directly overhead at least once during the solar year. About 40 percent of the world's human population lives within the tropical zone (by 2008 statistics), and by 2060, 60% of …