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AFTER GENERATIONS OF MISINFORMATION...MANGO FINALLY ABSOLVED ...

'We used to think malaria was caused by eating unripe mangoes'

Mothers Against Malaria is educating communities in west Africa on how to treat and prevent malaria




Huw Poraj-Wilczynski
guardian.co.uk
Tuesday 22 November 2011 20.00 EST


Christiana Pokuaa, left, of Mothers Against Malaria says the club has taught her a lot. Photograph: Jane Hahn/guardian.co.uk






On the fertile land next to the Volta river, a single drumbeat drifts through the dense west African forest, calling the women of Ensuoso to the Mothers Against Malaria meeting.




"We've learnt a lot," says Christiana Pokuaa, the village representative for the Mothers Against Malaria club. "We used to think malaria was caused by eating unripe mangoes or staying out in the sun too long.



"Now, we know it's from mosquitoes that breed in poor sanitary environments when water collects in pools and empty tins are thrown away by us."



The Mothers Against Malaria club is part of the new FHI360 and GlaxoSmithKl…

EARLY COLD SNAP BLAMED FOR SMALLER SIZING ON ECUADOR MANGOES THIS SEASON ...

IMO NOTE:  Fresh Fruit Portal had mistakenly identified this article as Mexican mangoes. IMO has made the corrections...the ( brackets) connote the correction







Cold weather slows (Ecuador) mango exports this season



November 23rd, 2011

Cold weather at the beginning of the (Ecuadorian) mango season has delayed harvests and scuppered hopes of reaching 10 million boxes of exports, website Américaeconomia.com reported.

Industry exports estimate that export shipments will reach 9 million boxes similar to last year’s volumes.                                                                   




Ecuador Mango Foundation president Bernardo Malo, explained he had hoped this season would match the record one of 2007-8 when 10 million boxes were exported.



“We had some cold days with late rain in some areas which meant production was not maintained at high levels,” he was quoted as saying.

Companies have reported that climate changes have restricted the size of the fruit leading to a smaller number of boxes …

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MANGO MAKING IT'S WAY INTO TRADITIONAL CHINESE MENUS ...

Cantonese cuisine goes tutti frutti



By DAWN CHAN
KUALA LUMPUR
streets@nstp.com.my 




Ever creative when it comes to toying with different ingredients to go with dishes at Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur's Ming Palace Chinese Restaurant, executive Chinese chef Chun Siew Seng has this time paired dishes with fruits in a promotion called Frutti Tutti Cantonese Delight.





Diced chicken with mango and pepper trio.
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Available until the end of next month, Chun has a menu of eight dishes that ranges from appetiser and soup to main dishes, which are prepared by incorporating local fruits such as the dragon fruit, banana, mango and durian.



One of the star dishes on the menu is the crispy durian prawns, using D24 durians. The dish received positive feedback from diners who loved the combination of flavours.



"The prawns are deep-fried with batter and coated with durian paste, the taste of which is enhanced by adding on mayonnaise and lemon juice," he said.

Another bestseller is the homemade …

JETBLUE'S PASSENGERS GET A MANGO TREAT FROM JAMBA JUICE ...

Jamba Juice and JetBlue Airways Surprise Lucky Customers at New York's JFK Airport









Jamba Juice Celebrates Fans Traveling Through JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK on New JetBlue Routes to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic








NEW YORK, Nov 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Last week, Jamba Juice(R) franchisee Stephen Baldi and JetBlue Airways surprised lucky customers celebrating the inaugural flights to the airline's newest destinations from New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) International airport to Liberia, Costa Rica and La Romana, Dominican Republic with tasty Jamba Juice smoothies at JetBlue's home base in Terminal 5.



The lucky JetBlue customers were treated to delicious Jamba Mango-A-Go-Go(R) and Caribbean Passion(R) smoothies as they boarded the airline on its inaugural flights to Liberia and La Romana, respectively.




"I am excited to serve Jamba's great tasting, better-for-you, fresh squeezed juices and blended-to-order, whole fruit smoothies to customers traveling …

NEW RESEARCH LINKS WEATHER PATTERNS IN AUSTRALIA WITH THE EASTERN PACIFIC AND BEYOND ...

Rethinking the ocean's role in Pacific climate



by Staff Writers
Miami FL (SPX) Nov 22, 2011






Drs. Amy Clement and Pedro DiNezio from the University of Miami were part of a new study that can aid scientists in better understanding regional and global effects of climate change in the Pacific. Credit: University of Miami.







University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers have climate scientists rethinking a commonly held theory about the ocean's role in the global climate system.


The new findings can aid scientists in better understanding and predicting changes in the Pacific climate and its impacts around the globe.



According to the study's lead author, UM Rosenstiel School Professor Amy Clement, the tropical atmospheric pressure system known as the Southern Oscillation (a periodic fluctuation of atmospheric pressure commonly observed as the El Nino Southern Oscillation, which brings unusually warm water across the Pacific Ocean basin) plays …

WHAT WILL MANGO IMPORTERS SHIP TO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (FTA) PARTNERS ??? ...

A Model Trade Partner


US exports to Chile have soared since FTA took effect in 2004
by Bill Armbruster, blog anchor



I caught Barbara Kotschwar, a Latin America specialist with the Washington-based Petersen Institute for International Economics, by surprise when I said I wanted to talk about trade with Chile. “There isn’t anything exciting going on,” she said, adding “the fact that you never hear about it is a good thing.”

No news may be good news, but the absence of Chilean trade stories from the news cycle means the public is largely unaware of the benefits of a successful free-trade agreement … and many US exporters are missing out on a great market.

Under the FTA, which entered into force in 2004, tariffs on more than 90% of the goods traded between the US and Chile were eliminated immediately, with duties on another 154 items phased out this year.

The pay-off for US companies: exports of US goods to Chile have tripled since the FTA took effect, rising from $3.6 billion that year to $1…