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MANGO BURGLERS ON THE PROWL IN WEST FLORIDA......"ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS JUST ASK"....

Mango thieves striking in Fort Myers
Posted: Jun 30, 2011 1:28 PM PDTUpdated: Jun 30, 2011 3:11 PM PDT




FORT MYERS -

Stealing fruit from people's yards is growing in popularity now that we're entering prime mango season. And for some homeowners, it's come to the point of posting "no trespassing" signs to keep them away.
It may be growing on private property, but some with an appetite for mangos think they are free for the picking.

Jo Tometich says about 50 of them were stolen from her tree on Kasamata Drive in Fort Myers.

"We went to dinner. I had just mowed the yard, so I know the mangos were here. And I guess they thought they were mature, but they're not," she said.

Tometich says a neighbor of hers spotted a man and two kids parked outside her house in a truck taking some of the mangos. She then shooed them away.

Tometich's tree has been picked so many times, the Lee County Sheriff's Office urged her to put up "no trespassing" signs. Th…

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) CURATORS EXPLAIN THEIR VERSION OF MANGO CULTIVARS...IN ADVANCE OF MANGO FESTIVAL....

FAIRCHILD FARM
Mango varieties abound at grove


Fairchild Farm grows close to 550 varieties of mango, many of which will be available for tasting at an upcoming mango festival.


BY ZARA CASTANY

ZCASTANY@MIAMIHERALD.COM


Tropical fruit curator Richard Campbell easily plucks a ripe mango from its branch at the Fairchild Farm mango grove.

The fruit, a Florida variety called Cogshall, is a spectacular blend of yellow and red, slicing as smooth as butter under Campbell’s pocketknife as the pulp separates into elegant cubes.

“Noris is going to tell you this mango is too tart, but I’m going to tell you this is how a mango should taste,” Campbell says as he serves a sample.

The flavor, sweet but with a recognizable citrusy tartness, is too much for Noris Ledesma, Campbell’s partner and fellow curator for 11 years, who prefers her mangoes “as sweet as sugar cane.”

The Fairchild Farm grows close to an incredible 550 different cultivars of mango, around 50 of which will be available for tasting at the Fairc…

WHERE HAVE ALL THE VISIONARIES GONE???....I WAS HOPING FOR A LITTLE MORE "CHANGE" THAN WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR...

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


June 30, 2011




As we close out the first half of 2011, a little reflection is in order.


Running a blog the scale of the IMO BLOG, has required a paradigm shift.


18 to 20 hour days have become the norm.


Over 2,000 man hours have gone into scouring the net using all of the amazing technology available today that allows one man to operate like a 24 hour news service.


Over two thousand articles have been posted to the BLOG since the 14th of March.


Subjects have covered the Global Economy to the Climate change down to issues that directly affect the mango production through the market place.


A few frivolous pieces to show what man can do when we collectively put our minds to things.


The author has tried to set the IMO BLOG based on SCIENCE rather than emotion.


The pursuit of science for a non scientific mind has been an amazing exercise.


The magazine of choice is scientific american, with its full range of articles …

LIKE IT OR NOT....CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE TO STAY...TIME TO THINK ABOUT (FACE) THE NEW REALITY....

WORLD'S LONGEST OVER WATER BRIDGE (26.4 MILES) OPENS IN CHINA.....

World's longest sea bridge opens in China... (but don't think about crossing it on foot, it's the length of a marathon)
At 26.4 miles long, it is five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais (English Channel)

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER


Last updated at 3:47 PM on 30th June 2011






China has opened the world's longest cross-sea bridge - which stretches five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais.

The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long and links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the offshore island Huangdao.

The road bridge, which is 110ft wide and is the longest of its kind, cost nearly £1billion to build.





A bridge over misty waters: The immense £1billion structure which is supported by more than 5,000 pillars stretches for 24 miles along China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the offshore island Huangdao





Engineering feat: The vast bridge, the largest cross-ocean bridge in the world, cost £960million and took four years to build




Chin…

EN MEXICO LA FREQUENCIA DE ROBO DE MANGO EN LAS HUERTES SE DISMINUYE....

México: Baje el robo de mango al 50%: Productores

En la temporada pasada, de cada huerta se robaban alrededor de cinco toneladas, hoy se roban una o a veces menos

Más de un 50 por ciento ha descendido el robo de mango en el municipio, debido a que los operativos de vigilancia fueron reforzados principalmente en los centros de acopio, informó Porfirio Salas Castillo, presidente de la CNC local.

Indicó que la pasada visita del Subprocurador, Jesús Antonio Sánchez Solís tuvo buenos resultados, ya que en los centros de acopio sólo están comprando mango directamente a los productores y no a menudistas, como lo hacían anteriormente.

"A comparación del año pasado, el robo de mango hasta ahora ha estado tranquilo. No hemos tenido quejas de parte de los productores, así es que pensamos que vamos bien", dijo.

Según la estimación del líder productor, en la temporada pasada, de cada huerta de mango se robaban alrededor de cinco toneladas, sin embargo, en la actual se roban una o a veces meno…

WILL MCDONALDS BE PREPARED TO HANDLE DEMAND FOR MANGO SMOOTHIE???...DEMAND EXCEEDED SUPPLY LAST YEAR....

Smoothie sampling event called off due to unprecedented demand

NORWALK REFLECTOR STAFF

08:00 PM
JUL 18
2010



Sorry McCafe Real Fruit Smoothie lovers.



McDonald’s has announced it will not offer free samples of the recently-introduced smoothies, because sales have been robust.



The national in-restaurant sampling event was scheduled for Thursday through Saturday.



“The McCafe Real Fruit Smoothies are an absolute hit with our customers and we’re experiencing unprecedented demand for this delicious new choice on our menu,” said Neil Golden, chief marketing officer, McDonald’s USA. 

“We always want to meet our customers’ expectations and provide the service, convenience and value they expect when visiting McDonald’s.”
MCDONALDS PROMISES TO BE PREPARED THIS YEAR....

'I'M LOVIN IT" ....MCDONALDS' MANGO SMOOTHIE A SMASHING SUCCESS....

McDonald's adds mango pineapple smoothie to menu
NORWALK REFLECTOR STAFF

11:32 AM
JUN 27
2011



Starting today, customers can visit McDonald's restaurants throughout this area to experience the newest blended-ice beverage on the McCafé menu -- Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie.
This beverage is another addition to the McCafé Real Fruit Smoothie line, featuring a blend of real fruit, fruit juice and low-fat yogurt with ice.

"The new McCafé Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie is a fun and refreshing way for our customers to cool down this summer," said Tim Sloan, local McDonald's owner/operator and president of the Greater Toledo McDonald's Co-Op. "Each smoothie is freshly prepared and made with the same quality ingredients as the rest of our smoothie line, making it a nutritious treat for customers."
This new menu innovation is available in small (12 oz.), medium (16 oz.) and large (22oz.) sizes, providing up to 3/4 cup of fruit and 25 percent of the daily …

32,000 RESTAURANTS LATER....MCDONALDS ADDS MANGO TO THE MENU.....AROUND THE WORLD....

Friday, July 01, 2011
LOCAL
Friday, July 01, 2011

ADVERTISING FEATURE
McDonald's introduces Mango Pineapple Smoothie


By Clarissa David
Reporter


                                                                                                        Quench your thirst with a tropical beverage this summer as McDonald's Saipan launches today a new flavor to its smoothie lineup, the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie.

The Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie features A fusion of sweet ripe mango and juicy pineapple blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt and ice. Customers can request to buy the smoothie without the yogurt.

The latest addition to the smoothie selection is available in three sizes that are all reasonably priced: small size of 12 oz for $3.75, medium size of 16 oz for $4.50, and large size of 22 oz for $5.25.

McDonald’s Saipan general manager Marcia Ayuyu said Wednesday that a lot of their customers have been asking for the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie, which was lau…

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO PREPARES FOR NRWP MANGO FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND....

ORCHARD IN INDIA WHERE THE PAST & PRESENT MEET IN THE MANGO WORLD....

India: Exotic mangoes blossom in Kakori

Florida and South Africa may be separated by 13,000 kilometres but they have a common meeting point – a mango orchard on the Kakori Road, about 25 km from Lucknow. 
The mango varieties of these two places are grown side by side in this orchard. 
Mangoes are omnipresent at this place and the air is imbued with the smell of ripened mangoes. 
The orchard has more than 200 varieties of the King of fruits. 
And it's a surprise to see the non-native varieties blossoming so well. Due to change in climatic conditions, varieties ripen late here, but the taste remains the same," orchard owner SC Shukla said. 
He added that 'Tommy Atkins', a mango from Florida, with red patches on green coat and slightly longish, grows along 'sensation' from South Africa. 
These two mango varieties have a longer shelf life. 
They are fibrous, less sweet and mostly demanded abroad. 
However, the varieties are not readily available in the local markets, and a…