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SOUTH FLORIDA PREPARES FOR FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) 19TH ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL....i

When: Saturday, July 9, 2011 - Sunday, July 10, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Fairchild's 19th Annual International Mango Festival will celebrate the Mangos of Hawaii. 

Visit the festival to shop Curator Choice mango trees and fresh fruit, enjoy mango lectures and smoothies, view the world's largest display of mangos, take part in the world's only mango auction and buy mango merchandise and botanical art. 

There will also be mango culinary demonstrations, our one of a kind mango brunch, a fantastic International Fruit Market and fun activities for kids.

It's all about mangos at Fairchild's International Mango Festival.

View information on this year's Curator Choice Mango Trees.

Read new information on mango tree care.

Read about cooking and uses of mango.

Attend the International Mango Conference.

Mangos of Hawaii Blog.

Mango Lectures and Workshops

Saturday – July 9, 2011 (Garden House) Lectures
1:00 p.m. The Mangos of Hawaii, with

SOUTH FLORIDA ENJOYING ONE OF THE BEST MANGO HARVESTS IN YEARS....AS FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS PREPARES FOR 19TH ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL....

Marvelous mangoes


A short cold season and long dry spell have made it one of the best years in memory for South Florida’s signature fruit

BY ROCHELLE KOFF
RKOFF@MIAMIHERALD.COM


For South Florida mango lovers, this season is particularly sweet.

If you have a mango tree or two, chances are you’ve been scrambling in the sweltering heat to stay ahead of the squirrels, serving mangoes at every meal and lugging bags of fruit to work.

An unusually cold December and record dry season were the perfect recipe for “one of the better years,” for the golden beauties, said Louise King, president of the Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida. “It’s absolutely wonderful for mangoes. They look like jewels hanging from the trees.”

Their flavor is exceptionally sumptuous, too.

“This year, they’re prettier, they’re sweeter,” said Dr. Richard Campbell, director of horticulture for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. “Everything about them is better because of the very, very dry conditions we’ve ha…

INDIA LOOKS TO INCREASE EXPORTS: WILL CONCENTRATE ON MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES.....

India to double mango exports
Abdul Basit





30 June 2011



DUBAI - India, the largest producer of mangoes in the world, plans measures to double its fresh mango exports, a top government official said.



In this regard the country is working on infrastructure development and also establishing linkage of production hub with markets that will help improve its export competitiveness.

“The linkage of production hub with markets will help to get better prices for its produce to producer and it will also encourage the producer to produce more qualify products,” A.S. Rawat, General Manager, Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, told Khaleej Times in an exclusive interview in Dubai on Wednesday.

India produces around 15 million tonnes mangoes that accounts for over 50 per cent of the world production. 
Other major producers of mangoes in the world are Pakistan, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Australia and Philippines etc. 
India exports less than half per cent of its tota…

USA MARKET SEES 15 WEEKS OF IMPORTS OVER 2 MILLION CARTONS...NO WONDER THE MARKET NEVER RECOVERED.....

IMO NOTE: ANY WEEK THE MARKET IMPORTS MORE THAN 2 MILLION CARTONS, THE IMO BELIEVES THAT THE $3.00 PRICE RANGE CANNOT BE BROKEN. THE USDA DATA EXPLAINS WHY THE MARKET HAS BEEN FLOODED FOR THE PAST 15 WEEKS....



U.S. Import Volume
Per Week



Weekly report for date range: January 1, 2011 through June 29, 2011

Export to Excel



Commodity Name Week Ending Pounds Boxes of 8.8 lbs


MANGOS
01/01/2011
3,982,258
452,529

MANGOS
01/08/2011
9,535,234
1,083,549

MANGOS
01/15/2011
8,433,286
958,328

MANGOS
01/22/2011
5,716,532
649,606

MANGOS
01/29/2011
12,721,585
1,445,635

MANGOS
02/05/2011
13,498,926
1,533,969

MANGOS
02/12/2011
13,481,238
1,531,959

MANGOS
02/19/2011
19,734,024
2,242,503

MANGOS
02/26/2011
23,883,763
2,714,064

MANGOS
03/05/2011
6,390,200
726,159

MANGOS
03/12/2011
15,043,595
1,709,499

MANGOS
03/19/2011
20,308,482
2,307,782

MANGOS
03/26/2011
28,089,532
3,191,992

MANGOS
04/02/2011
21,838,770
2,481,678

MANGOS
04/09/2011
20,885,885
2,373,396

MANGOS
04/16/2011
22,489,730
2,555,651

MANGOS
04/23/2011
26,473,388
3,008,3…

CREACION DE CHAVEZ SUSPENDIDO A RAIZ DE ENFERMEDAD DEL "LOCO"....

Venezuela suspende Cumbre de la CELAC por la enfermedad de Chávez


AP:  " PAR DE LOCOS"
MUNDO


La Cancillería venezolana señala que la decisión se asume por el "proceso de recuperación y tratamiento médico sumamente estricto" que atraviesa el presidente del vecino país.

Miércoles 29 Junio 2011



Por la enfermedad del presidente Hugo Chávez, el Gobierno de Venezuela decidió suspender la Cumbre de América Latina y el Caribe sobre desarrollo e integración (CALC), que debía ser inaugurada el próximo 5 de julio y que sería la primera de la nueva Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y del Caribe (CELAC).

"Se ha suspendido", confirmó a Efe una fuente del Gobierno venezolano, al señalar que la decisión se debe al proceso de recuperación del presidente venezolano, operado el pasado 10 de junio en La Habana de un absceso pélvico.

En un comunicado emitido posteriormente, la Cancillería venezolana informó que el Ejecutivo, "previas consultas a los Gobiernos de América …

MAN'S MIGRATION...THERE IS AN ASSUMPTION THAT MANGO WAS ALONG FOR THE RIDE...

Scenarios

The standard model for the entry of the Indo-European languages into India is that this first wave went over the Hindu Kush, forming the Gandhara grave (or Swat) culture, either into the headwaters of the Indus or the Ganges (probably both). 

The Gandhara grave culture is thus the most likely locus of the earliest bearers of Rigvedic culture, and based on this Parpola (1998) assumes an immigration to the Punjab ca. 1700-1400 BC, but he also postulates a first wave of immigration from as early as 1900 BC, corresponding to the Cemetery H culture
However, this culture may also represent forerunners of the Indo-Iranians, similar to the Lullubi and Kassite invasion of Mesopotamia early in the second millennium BC.                                                                                       

Kochhar (2000:185–186) argues that there were three waves of Indo-Aryan immigration that occurred after the mature Harappan phase: 

the "Murghamu" (BMAC) related people who ent…

THE KHYBER PASS....IT'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFIGANCE IN THE MANGO'S MIGRATION...ALONG THE SILK ROAD....

In some versions of the Aryan migration theory, the Indo-Aryans migrated to India via the Khyber Pass.[citation needed
Recorded invasions through the Khyber begin with the conquests of Darius I and Alexander the Great and also include later Muslim invasions of South Asia, culminating with the establishment of the Mughul Empire from 1526. 

The British invaded Afghanistan from India and fought three Afghan Wars in 1839-42, 1878-80, and 1919.            
George Molesworth, a member of the British force of 1919, summarised: "Every stone in the Khyber has been soaked in blood." Rudyard Kipling called it "a sword cut through the mountains."

Finally, Sikhs under Ranjit Singh, in 1798 brought to an end the 800 years of foreign invasions into India through Khyber Pass, by bringing it under their control. 

This was the best gift the Sikhs gave to the nation which finally allowed the rest of India to breathe in peace. 

Hari Singh Nalwa, who manned the Khyber pass for years becam…

PAKISTAN...OH...PAKISTAN....WHERE ARE YOUR MANGOES????...SEND US YOUR CHAUNSA & YOUR SINDH....WE WANT TO SAVOR YOUR DELICIOUS MANGOES...

"500 YEAR EVENTS" WILL BE HAPPENING TWICE A DECADE NOW....THE NEW WORLD ORDER...

This idea was already in the air in 2003 when Stott traveled though the worst heat wave in recorded European history on a wedding anniversary trip to Italy and Switzerland. 

One of the striking consequences he noticed was that the Swiss mountains were missing their usual melodious tinkling of cowbells. 
"There was no water in the mountains, and the farmers had to take all their cows down in the valley," he says. 
He decided to see if he could pin part of the blame on climate change after he returned to his office in Exeter, England. "I didn't expect to get a positive result," he says

But he did. 
In fact, the signal of a warming climate was quite clear in Europe, even using data up to only 2000. 
In a landmark paper in Nature; Stott and colleagues concluded that the chances of a heat wave like the 2003 event have more than doubled because of climate change. (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group.) 
Data collected since then show that the odds are at …

"500 YEAR EVENTS" BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMON...EXPECT RADICAL WEATHER TO BECOME THE NORM IN MANGO REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD....

Global Warming and the Science of Extreme Weather

How rising temperatures change weather and produce fiercer, more frequent storms. Second of a three-part series

By John Carey | June 29, 2011 |



HURRICANE KATRINA battered New Orleans in 2005Image: NOAA

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Editor's note: This article is the second of a three-part series by John Carey. Part 1, posted on June 28, is "Storm Warning: Extreme Weather Is a Product of Climate Change".

Extreme floods, prolonged droughts, searing heat waves, massive rainstorms and the like don't just seem like they've become the new no…