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MEXICO Shipping data by cultivar for week 17, 2012 (Through April 28, 2012) ...

Semana 17,
del 22 al 28 de Abril de 2012
VariedadCalibreTotal CajasTotal %ATAULFO65,7750.97%91350.02%102,0910.35%116520.11%1234,8135.83%134,5900.77%14104,37117.49%1511,9242.00%1688,11714.76%18125,36121.00%2086,64014.52%2283,30013.96%232,1050.35%2431,4495.27%261,7400.29%283710.06%367,2001.21%BABY6,1971.04%Total ATAULFO596,83128.53%HADEN61,0420.23%77,6611.69%822,8865.05%968,34215.09%10123,33527.23%12171,42937.85%1458,0

LATEST FROM EMEX: Importer ranking through April 27, 2012 ...

DistribuidorTotal CajasTotal %GM PRODUCE SALES LLC2,265,29313.40%FRESKA PRODUCE INTERNATIONAL LLC.1,719,77610.17%CIRULI BROTHERS1,619,9099.58%FOODSOURCE1,120,6566.63%PAULMEX INT'L. LTD1,110,8766.57%CABEFRUIT PRODUCE LLC919,1905.44%COAST TROPICAL904,2945.35%SPLENDID PRODUCTS773,6524.58%LONDON FRUIT, INC.701,3444.15%FARMER`S BEST INT. LLC539,0603.19%EB INTERNATIONAL535,5553.17%DEKALB FARMERS, MARKET467,8872.77%HIGUERAL PRODUCE, INC376,7032.23%BEST ORIENTAL PRODUCE, INC.300,4861.78%GRANDE PRODUCE LTD,CO.270,5881.60%PACIFIC ORGANIC, INC.247,2761.46%DIAZTECA COMPANY222,7191.32%VISION PRODUCE PARTNERS OF TEXAS LLC.221,8791.31%PROVIDENCIA FRESH LLC219,0361.30%LA MINITA PRODUCE, LLC159,8000.95%RCF PRODUCE INC.158,7710.94%EMPACADORA DE MANGO DEL NOROESTE S.A DE C.V151,7730.90%J & D PRODUCE135,6700.80%G.MENDEZ AND COMPANY INC131,7840.78%GLOBE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTING INC130,9860.77%WAL-MART STORES, INC118,2720.70%DON QUIJOTE PRODUCE114,6480.68…

MANGOES FROM THE PHILIPPINES: Courtesy of 7D mangoes ...

The age old question: How old is a mango and where does it come from....

Mango Mania








Its that time of the year again. 


The king of all fruits, the mango, has arrived and has taken over our senses, our markets and our menus. For this dessert fruit par excellence each buyer turns into a connoisseur, as he carefully analyses the colour, size and smell of this gorgeous fruit, and then hurries back home eager to devour this sweetest of nature’s gifts. 

Properly peeled and cut into cubes, or large sides sliced off, or cut ‘hedgehog style’, or simply devoured ‘monkey style’ – eating a mango is an experience each of us relishes and savours in our own peculiar ways. 

But do we know enough about this incredible fruit which plays havoc with our taste buds annually after the first showers of the summer?



Scientists have been wondering for many years where mangos first came from. 


It appears that the mango is something of a prehistoric fruit. 

Their centre of origin is commonly held to be northeast India, Myanmar and Bangladesh after fossil records were found there dating back…

IMO visit to the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (April 23, 2012) ...

Ann Veneman: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ann Veneman



5th Executive Director of UNICEF


In office
May 1, 2005 – April 30, 2010


Preceded by Carol Bellamy
Succeeded by Anthony Lake


27th United States Secretary of Agriculture


In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Daniel Glickman
Succeeded by Mike Johanns




Personal details
Born June 29, 1949 (age 62)
Modesto, California
Political party Republican
Alma materUniversity of California-Davis
Goldman School of Public Policy(University of California-Berkeley)
University of California Hastings College of the Law




Ann Margaret Veneman (born June 29, 1949) is the former Executive Director of UNICEF, a position she held from 2005 to 2010. Her appointment was announced on January 18, 2005 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Previously, Veneman was the United StatesSecretary of Agriculture, the first and only woman to hold that position. Veneman served as USDA Secretary from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2005, leaving to become the fifth executive director of UNICEF.