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MACHU PICHU PACKING SHED CATCHES FIRE IN TAMBOGRANDE, PERU...

January 12,2012
Tambogrande, Piura, Peru-










The MACHU PICHU Packing Shed in Tambogrande caught fire today.


The facility is located on property currently owned by AMBROSIA del PERU, S.A..


Last year (2011) the property was dubiously acquired by MACHU PICHU through suspicious land dealings with the original owner who had sold the property in 1995 to ADP.


The question remains why the original seller felt that she had legal authority to sell the same piece of property to two separate entities.


That is what authorities are currently sorting out in Peru.




As far as official records in Piura are concerned, the property is still owned by ADP and the construction on the site was done without permission of ADP.




ADP is still the legal owner of the property.


ADP is a legal entity founded in 1994 by IMO Executive director, Will Cavan and members of the Doig Ruiz Family,and is headed by Julio Doig Suing, the general manager and legal representative.




MACHU PICHU is owned by a Chilean concern that exports limes to…

PAKISTANI MANGO EXPORTERS DO NOT GRASP THE DAMAGE THAT VAPOUR TREATMENT WILL DO TO THEIR DELICIOUS MANGOES....

Pakistan unlikely to export mangoes to Japan


Irfan SiddiquiFriday, January 13, 2012







TOKYO: Pakistan is unlikely to export mangoes to Japan this year due to the lack of proper attention and less preparation to install vapour heat treatment plant in Pakistan, which is the basic condition of the Japan government before lifting 16-year-old ban on Pakistani mangoes, sources said on Thursday.



The Ministry of Commerce did not pay any heed to the condition to arrange VHT plant on time and that is why it is likely that Pakistani mangoes cannot be exported to Japan on commercial purpose, they said.



A few months back, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and the Ministry of Commerce floated a tender to install the VHT plant in Pakistan and in response three Japanese companies submit the quotation to invest $4 million for 5MT VHT plant in Pakistan, but because of slow response of the ministry and the TDAP, the decision was not taken so far, the sources said, adding that now the governme…

PERU VOLUME JUMPS UP IN WEEK ONE OF 2012...

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






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








January 12, 2012










Currrent data for week one from the Peruvian mango Exporters Association (APEM) reveals that inspite of logistical problems, shippers sent 726,229 (4kg) cartons to the USA market. Almost double the previous weeks total.


Overall, Peru shipped 1,001,797 cartons to all destinations bringing the season total to 2,777,578 cartons.


Based on APEM's preseason estimates, which called for 63,000 metric tonnes or 15,750,000 (4kg) cartons, this would mean that only 17.63% of the total projected harvest has been exported.


This one week jump in volume represents one third of all shipments since week 46 out of Peru.








DESTINO      WK 51       WK 52     WK 01     2011/12    2010/11

EUROPA       292,023    414,682   590,195    1,681,889   4,597,781

USA ESTE      90,436      88,704    111,200       340,236   1,249,920

USA OESTE    87,775     83,640    197,946       385,993…

GOA REGION MANGO FARMS UP IN FLAMES ...

Fire destroys fruit plants at Arambol, Paliem, Keri


TNN | Jan 13, 2012, 03.14AM IST





MAPUSA: Acres of cashew, mango and coconut plantations were destroyed in a fire in the bordering villages of Arambol, Paliem and Keri on Thursday. The around 30 affected farmers from the three villages claimed that the loss runs into crores of rupees, but the fire department pegged it at 85 lakh.

The fire broke out at Korkanwada in Arambol and later engulfed Arambol and slowly spread to the cashew and mango plantations in the villages of Keri and Paliem.

The suspected cause of the fire is a short circuit in the electricity lines at Korkanwada in Arambol at around 10am. Locals said that the dry grass caught fire due to the sparks in the line and then spread towards the mountains.

The village people engaged in a tireless battle with the fire till late Thursday evening.

"I've been here since morning without food and water fighting with the fire along with my neighbours trying to save my plantations,&qu…

MANGOES ARE IN SEASON IN FIJI ...

Fiji Time: 12:24 PM on Friday 13 January




Juicy mangoes are in season
Verenaisi Raicola
Friday, January 13, 2012




Picture: GOOGLE







Juicy mangoes are in season and you can get it for $1 to $2 a heap.



The "king of the fruit" is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit with unique flavour, fragrance, taste, and health promoting qualities making it a common ingredient in new functional foods often called "super fruits".

Mango is one of the delicious tropical seasonal fruit and believed to be originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of Indian subcontinent but seasonal here around this time of the year.

Botanically, this exotic fruit belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae, a family that also includes numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plants.

Power your diet website mentions the health benefits of Mangoes.

Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.

According to new research st…

MUMBAI AREA ALPHONSO CROP IN JEOPARDY ...

Mango growers hope chill doesn't upset apple cart






Chittaranjan Tembhekar, TNN | Jan 13, 2012, 01.50AM IST




MUMBAI: The chilly weather that has gripped Mumbai and Konkan may be a pleasant surprise for everyone this year, but further dip in temperature and more dew, may also cause unseasonal drizzle and ruin your 'Alphonso delight' this season.



Balasaheb Bende, an alphonso grower and a mango trader at Mumbai APMC said the initial flowering of Hapoos in November-December, which is just 10 per cent of the total produce and is first of the four flowering seasons every year, has come up well and has brought some cheer on the faces of farmers as well as traders.


"However, the flowering that is proceeding at this moment is very crucial. It will bring the first major produce of Alphonso in the market by February second week. Every alternate year, like this year, there is wide potential for more crop. But in case if the cold wave strengthens it's grip to give more dew or unseaso…

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CONTAINER VESSEL CAPSIZES ??? ...

Ocean Shipping May Face 'Deepwater Horizon' TestJoseph Bonney, Senior Editor | 
Jan 12, 2012 4:01PM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story



Analyst says industry will be tested if container ship wreck overhelms salvors





Container shipping may face its “Deepwater Horizon moment” if a casualty involving a large vessel overwhelms the salvage industry’s ability to deal with removal of the containers and wreckage, a London maritime attorney warned.



The warning comes after the Rena container ships split apart this week after running aground a reef off the New Zealand shore in early October. Costamare, the ship’s owner, promises to pay for the costly salvage.



The consequences of a serious incident involving one of the larger container ships “may well result in a complete change in the accepted liability regimes and even the traditionally accepted insurance arrangements for such large vessels,” Holman Fenwick Willan partner Andrew Chamberlain told a Maritime London luncheon audience.


DAKAR RALLY 2012: THE BEST OF STAGE TEN

REFORESTATION IN AFRICA MUST SERVE A PURPOSE ...

Mozambique's new forests may not be as green as they seem
by Staff Writers
Maputo (AFP) Dec 4, 2011







Foreign companies are spending billions of dollars to plant forests in Mozambique, but conservationists fear the investments aren't as good for the environment as they might initially seem.

Mozambique has about 400,000 square kilometres (155,000 square miles) of largely untouched forests, an area larger than Germany that covers half of the country, making it a prime target in the African land rush that has seen foreign firms staking large claims for agri-business across the continent.



Three of Mozambique's biggest forestry investors tout their "green" credentials, with schemes to plant trees to filter carbon from the atmosphere and help slow global warming.


But the projects have drawn the ire of local communities who sometimes claim they were never consulted, and of activists who fear the consequences of replacing natural forests with commercial plantations of pine and e…

JOINT NASA & JAPAN SPACE AGENCY TRACK TROPICAL RAINFALL ...

TRMM Satellite Measured Washi's Deadly Rainfall


by Steve Lang for Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 28, 2011


Rainfall estimates from the TRMM data are shown here for the period Dec. 13 to 20, 2011 for the southern Philippines. Storm symbols mark Washi's track. Rainfall totals are on the order of 200 to over 250 mm (~8 to 10 inches, shown in green and yellow) along Mindanao's east coast where Washi made landfall, but the highest amounts are along the northwest coast, where totals are on the order of 300 to over 400 mm (~12 to over 16 inches, shown in orange and red). Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce.



NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was providing forecasters with the rate in which rainfall was occurring in Tropical Storm Washi over the last week, and now TRMM data has been compiled to show rainfall totals over the devastated Philippines. Washi, known locally in the Philippines as Sendong, began as a tropical depression on December 1…

THE GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY RESOURCE CENTER (GFSR)...

Food For Thought
By: Allie Gallant, GFSR New Media Editor



About this time last year, my notions of food safety were probably about as well-honed as any other laymen – wash your hands before you eat, segregate raw meat and cook ‘thoroughly’, and refrigerate your leftovers.

Little did I know how much was actually out there. Specializing in food safety you become much more aware – and perhaps on the surface more fanatical – about the risks involved with our food supply. There are a number of organizations and initiatives out there aimed at improving food safety by pooling and disseminating information. Despite that, it wasn’t until my job involved nothing but learning and writing about food safety that I managed to discover a lot of these great resources. They were there, but maybe not readily apparent to someone who’s just testing the food safety waters and new to the topic.



It was last year that I connected with Tina Brillinger, President and Founder of Global Food Safety Resource Centre(G…

LOW DANUBE AFFECTS COMMERCE WITH EASTERN EUROPE ....

Danube's near-record lows strangle shipping


by Staff Writers
Vidin, Bulgaria (AFP) Dec 4, 2011


The water mark was already "below low-navigation level" along a 200-kilometre (120-mile) stretch of the Danube between Bezdan on the Serbian-Hungarian border and Pancevo, near Belgrade, Serbia's hydrometeorological service said.



Severe drought has hit Europe's second largest river, the Danube, turning it into a navigation nightmare for shipping companies all the way from Germany to Bulgaria.

According to Bulgaria's Danube exploration agency, the levels of one of the continent's most significant commercial waterways dropped to near-record lows in the past month, making it barely passable at several critical points.

"There is just no water! The situation is critical not only here on the lower Danube but also upriver in Hungary, Austria, Germany," Ivan Ivanov, deputy chief of Bulgarian River Shipping (BRP), told AFP.

"We load barges far below capacity. The…

A DISCUSSION WITH ANDRE van der WIEL OF tacler.com ABOUT MANGO MARKET PERCEPTIONS IN 2012....

Thu Jan 12 2012 Mangoes Peter Esch (SCHWARZOBS) 00:11:22 : WTS kent peru size 8/9/10/12 without engagement Mangoes Pieter de Jong (4FRUIT) 00:13:58 : price idea? Mangoes Peter Esch (SCHWARZOBS) 00:17:42 : on PM Mangoes James Bulford (RUSHGRPLTD) 02:02:46 : WTB TA Sizes x8 and x9 Mangoes Peter Esch (SCHWARZOBS) 03:55:27 : WTB -TA- size 8/9 for 3-4 pallets Mangoes Lisa Braat (TACLER) 04:35:47 : Brazilian Tommy Mangoes, 6s around 5, 7s around 5 , 8s around 5.75, 9s from 4.50 to 6.25, 10s from 4.50 to 6.25 , 12s from 4.25 to 5.50, 14s around 3