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IMO ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH IASQ TO DEVELOP MANGO INDUSTRY PROTOCOL

By Will Cavan

Executive Director

International Mango Organization (IMO)


Vista, California






April 6, 2011






The IMO has entered into an agreement with Stuart, Florida, based Healthier Programs developers of the IASQ certification program, a standard to control infectious diseases.





IASQ is part education with a system that is patented and approved by the F.D.A. & E.P.A. to control microbes that cause diseases.






The two entities have agreed to develop a protocol for the mango industry that will guarantee optimum food safety / microbe sterilization from Pack shed on through the supply chain to include sea containers, warehouses, truck trailers and ultimately Restaurant, super market chains and retail locations, guaranteeing the utmost in bacteria control.











ABOUT I.A.S.Q. & THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS










An IASQ™ Certification, developed by the Healthier Environment Living Program™, is a designation earned by companies and individuals that have been trained in Indoor Air and Surface Quality.






They l…

PHILIPPINES : MANGO ON THE MENU AT DAIRY QUEEN

Mad for mangoes
by Bettina Zaragoza Bernabe Source : Manila Standard Newspaper

Dairy Queen shows off the delectable Mango, the Philippine’s national fruit, with all the yummy desserts and drinks that they have which you can enjoy, no matter what it is that you’re craving for.



If you’re a sucker for cheesecakes but want something cooler, you can literally have one with Dairy Queen’s Mango Cheesecake Blizzard. 


This is my favorite no doubt, with the generous amount of cheesecake chunks surprising you out of nowhere, and the sweet mango slices blended together with DQ’s signature soft-serve vanilla ice cream –it’s definitely a delight you can risk getting a brain freeze for! 


You can also try the Mango Pineapple Blizzard with all the pineapple chucks for an ultimately fruity experience.

MANGO 1-2-3s : WHAT EVERY MARKETER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MANGOS

Climate


Mango is adapted to lowland tropical and subtropical areas. 


Winter temperature is a major consideration, as leaves and twigs, especially on younger trees, can be damaged at temperatures below 30 degrees. 


Flowering and fruiting are seriously affected at temperatures below 40 degrees during bloom. There is no apparent difference in cold hardiness among varieties.

IMO VIEWERSHIP CLOSING IN ON 5,000 VIEWERS FOR 1ST MONTH!!!

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


imango.org@gmail.com




April 6, 2011


After two and a half weeks with the revamped Blog site, the IMO is proud to report that viewership stands at over 3,300 viewers and if the trend holds up, viewership will reach 5,000 viewers in the first month of operation.


A new intra-day record for viewership will be reached today with two hours left on the clock, viewership stands at over 280 for the day.


The day closed at an even 300 viewers for a new intra day record!


The base is expanding, with countries from around the world taking a more active role.


The IMO is extremely grateful for the support and input from the Global Mango Community.


Thank you very much!



United States 131 Germany 43 India

N.Y. TIMES : FEATURES MANGO RECIPES

IMO NOTE: Kudos to the New York times for writing an honest piece on mango varieties and not buying into the NMB gibberish. These are the varieties that consumers want.

By MELISSA CLARK The New York Times
PREV1 of 3NEXT 
ANDREW SCRIVANI / NYT A Mango and Rosewater Lassi, in New York.

 In certain smaller markets mangoes are starting to gain in spring, it's so easy to become wrapped up trolling the farmers' market, looking for the first skinny blades of rhubarb or pungent ramps, that you can forget there is an entire world out there, where seasons can differ from ours. In warmer climates, tasty things are ripening, just waiting to be called lunch.
















. Mangoes will never be local fare in New York, but the best ones are starting to come into U.S. markets right now. Beginning in April and peaking in May and June, mangoes from India, the Caribbean, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Mexico will fill the bins at produce markets, daring even the most entrenched locavore to pass them by.
Florida mangoes w…

VIEWER COMMENTS : Andre van der Wiel (tacler)

IMO NOTES:
Sincere apologies to Andre van der Wiel of FRESHPLAZA and tacler product (brand).
The IMO is a strong supporters of both products!
Hi Will,
Thanks for the mention in the blog and the extra support that gives us. May I point out an editorial detail? My lastname has the I and E the other way around ;)
And we’re branding tacler in subcapitals, so you’d help us even more if references to the network are published in subcaps!
Thanks for your participation! 
We’re still quite underpopulated in USA timezone, but that will sort itself out while we grow further (FreshPlaza newsletters and its sister newsletters have a total of 58,000 subscribers, so we have our hopes set high!).
Best regards,
André van der Wiel
tel: +31 166 698209 cell: +31 6 199 35 231
skype: tacler_infoandre@tacler.com
www.tacler.com

EURO MARKET REPORT: ANDRE van der Wiel (tacler)

IMO NOTE:


Freshplaza has come out with a new social media tool called TACLER.


Andre van der Wiel is in charge of it and he has sent the IMO some market data from the FRESHPLAZA network.


All prices are in euros.


The euro to usd conversion today is 1.4332 (Multiply X euro to get USD equivalent)

PERU : AGUA PARA EL CAMPO

Perú: Campaña agrícola complementaria continúa en riesgo, afirma Pejeza

Esta semana se entregarán 22 m3/s a usuarios de riego del Valle Jequetepeque. Sobre esta problemática, Proyecto Especial también sostuvo conversaciones con Agrícola Cerro Prieto.

Si bien las lluvias en la parte alta del Valle del Jequetepeque han aumentado en los últimos días, la dotación del recurso hídrico en la zona baja se mantendrá reducida esta semana debido a una serie de indicadores, afirmó el Proyecto Especial Jequetepeque – Zaña (Pejeza), luego de sostener una reunión con los miembros del ‘Comité de Coordinación de Recursos Hídricos en el Valle Jequetepeque’, colectivo al cual también pertenece. En este contexto, afirmó que la campaña agrícola complementaria aún no está asegurada.

COSTA RICA : DESCONFIANZA POR CONCESION PORTUARIO

Costa Rica: Concesión a empresa portuaria holandesa despierta desconfianza

Diferentes sectores en Costa Rica están alarmados ante la posibilidad de pérdidas millonarias en una nueva obra por concesión. Se trata del muelle del puerto de Moín, que el Estado otorgó a la empresa holandesa "APM Terminal", la única compañía que presentó una oferta. APM Terminal iniciará las obras de construcción en enero del 2013. 

MAERSK : CLAVE PARA EXPORTACIONES PERUANAS

Maersk construye y opera muelle en puerto de Perú

La linea de transporte de contenedores más grande del mundo Moeller-Maersk A/S, ganó el contrato para construir y operar un muelle en el puerto más grande del Perú por US$1,1 mil millones, anunció el gobierno en Lima.

La unidad de terminales APM de Maersk con sede en Copenhague superó a Hong Kong Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., ofreciendo un descuento mayor para los servicios en el Muelle Norte del puerto del Callao, dijo la agencia de promoción de inversión estatal Proinversión en una ceremonia celebrada en Lima.

BRASIL : DESTINO IMPORTANTE PARA FRUTA DE SUR AMERICA

Se perfila como nuevo mercado estrella para las exportaciones chilenas
Chile: Brasil nuevo destino para las frutas y hortalizas

"Brasil es un país continente, el cual será muy importante para las exportaciones de fruta chilena. Además, por el buen momento económico que exhibe se está demandando más fruta y eso es favorable para Chile"

CHILE WILL HOST SPECIAL P.M.A. EVENT

April 6th, 2011 The Chilean fruit industry’s morale has taken a hit in recent times, with a high exchange rate, the effects of the earthquake, rising costs and strong international competition. To confront this situation, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has decided to look for ways to cope with crisis and transform problems into opportunities. ‘Horticulture industry: facing the impossible‘ will be the theme of PMA’s seminar Fresh Connections 2011, to be held on May 19 in Santiago’s Espacio Riesco. Survivors of the crash lasted 72 days in the Andes The seminar will include an inspirational talk from Uruguayan rugby player Carlos ‘Carlitos’ Páez who survived the Los Andes plane crash in 1972, telling his account of facing the rigors of the mountains and a lack of food. PMA’s aim is to help attendees find the unknown resources within, with Páez’s motto that ‘it’s all in the attitude’.


INDIA: PRODUCCION AFECTADA POR EL CLIMA

6 de Abril de 2011 Bajas temperaturas afectarían el desarrollo de la fruta El persistente frío que se está sintiendo en India ha llevado a las autoridades a reestimar el pronóstico de volúmenes  estimado para los cultivos de mangos en el país, reportó el sitio de noticias Fruitnet.com. De acuerdo a la información obtenida a través del sitio Yahoo, Bijav Kumar, director ejecutivo de la Junta Nacional de Horticultura de India (NHB) comentó que se estima que el volumen nacional aumente sólo un 7% esta temporada y no un 25% como se predijo con anterioridad. Durante 2010, el total de la producción alcanzó las 1.5 billones de toneladas. El ejecutivo comentó que las bajas temperaturas y las tormentas de granizo  pueden afectar el desarrollo de la fruta y llevar a la producción de este año a niveles similares a los alcanzados al anterior. Fuente: www.portalfruticola.com