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WHO DOES THE NATIONAL MANGO BOARD (NMB) THINK THEY ARE FOOLING ???? ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Publisher
Mango World Magazine (MWM) (IMO BLOG)





Tuesday, October 30, 2012





Winter Park, Florida







The National Mango Board (NMB) used the recent Produce Marketing Association (PMA) FRESH SUMMIT held in Anaheim, California as a stage to congratulate themselves for a "Job Well Done" during the recent Salmonella outbreak (Daniella Mango Recall).



Nothing could be farther from the truth.


The National Mango Board (NMB) has become a gravy train for opportunistic bureaucrats and certain mango industry companies that benefit from free global travel to engage in business at mango industry "Tax Payer" expense.


A six million dollar per year boondoggle that provides negligible impact for the growers in the hemisphere who are involuntarily forced to fund year after year.


To justify their existence , the Executive Director and certain Board members spent time and money to promote themselves in the wake of the recent Salmon…

MAJOR EAST COAST USA PORTS TO REMAIN CLOSED IN WAKE OF HURRICANE SANDY ...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012





NEWSFLASH: New York, Baltimore terminals remain closed
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and extensive flooding in the New York area, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued a press release at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning notifying users that all the port authority's maritime facilities are closed until further notice. 



The Maryland Port Administration said its public marine terminals in Baltimore will remain closed on Tuesday.


Norfolk missed the worst of the storm and, in a release issued yesterday afternoon, the Virginia Ports Authority said all state-owned terminals would be open for business on Tuesday but would open at 8 a.m., a two-hour delay from the normal. There will also be no vessel operations until a port assessment has been completed by the Coast Guard.






Because of the flooding and service interruptions, the Norfolk Southern railroad said customers from Virginia to New England should expect delays of at least 72 hours. 



The stor…

STRATFOR: U.S. Presidential Elections in Perspective ...

October 30, 2012 | 0900 GMT















Stratfor

By George Friedman









The U.S. presidential election will be held a week from today, and if the polls are correct, the outcome will be extraordinarily close



Many say that the country has never been as deeply divided. In discussing the debates last week, I noted how this year's campaign is far from the most bitter and vitriolic



It might therefore be useful also to consider that while the electorate at the moment appears evenly and deeply divided, unlike what many say, that does not reveal deep divisions in our society -- unless our society has always been deeply divided. 







Since 1820, the last year an uncontested election was held, most presidential elections have been extremely close. Lyndon B. Johnson received the largest percentage of votes any president has ever had in 1964, taking 61.5 percent of the vote. Three other presidents broke the 60 percent mark: Warren G. Harding in 1920, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 and Richard Nixon in 1972.






Nine elec…

PAKISTANI MANGO EXPORTERS FOCUS ON CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE FOR EXTENDED SHELF LIFE ...

Prolonging shelf life of fruits




By Maryam Naseer | 


From InpaperMagzine | 11 hours ago











PAKISTAN produces over 14 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables of which almost one-third is wasted and never reaches the consumer.



High post-harvest losses not only lower incomes of producers and traders, but also reduce the quantity available in local market as well as for export.



Despite large production, our fresh produce exports are negligible (three per cent) and also fetch lower prices in international markets. So far Pakistani exporters have not been able to penetrate into high end supermarket chains, which account for about 80 per cent of the fruits and vegetables sales in the EU and other developed countries.






Mango export earns about $24 million annually and around 60-70 per cent of good quality varieties is exported to the Middle East and 15-16 per cent to Europe.








The export of fresh produce, particularly mango is limited by enormous cost of air freight as compared to sea freight. The interest…