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GOZADERA EN EL FESTIVAL DE MANGO EN EL FAIRCHILD GARDEN 19a edicion

Festival del Mango en el Fairchild Tropical Garden




Stacy Pereda (izq. con lentes en la cabeza) y Jennifer Pereda (der.), en una mesa de mangos durante el Festival Internacional del Mango del Fairchild Botanical Garden, que comenzó el viernes y termina el domingo.
Peter Andrew Bosch / The Miami Herald



GARETT FRANKLYN
GFRANKLYN@MIAMIHERALD.COM


Es una invasión de mangos lo que se arma durante el 19 Festival de Mango anual en el Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden en Coral Gables.

“Todos los meses de julio celebramos este festival y vienen decenas de miles de personas”, dijo Nannette Zapata, directora de Operaciones del Fairchild. “Todo lo que se les pueda ocurrir que tenga que ver con los mangos está aquí. Es muy divertido”.

Sólo este fin de semana, los exuberantes jardines están atestados de vendedores pregonando de todo, desde pan de mango hasta salsas de mango. El festival brinda además oportunidades para catar, pujar en una subasta, escuchar conferencias sobre poda e injertos, así como observ…

LATEST IMAGES FROM FTBG 19TH ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL...

RESUMEN DE LA COPA AMERICA 2011: VENEZUELA SORPRENDE MIENTRAS QUE BRASIL DECEPCIONA...

AFP: Brasil decepciona, Paraguay amenaza, Ecuador cae y Venezuela sorprende



Foto: Jorge Silva / Reuters

Córdoba, 10 julio 2011 (AFP) – Brasil, uno de los favoritos a ganar la Copa América-2011, es hasta ahora la gran decepción en el Grupo B, mientras la sorprendente Venezuela está cerca de la clasificación, en una llave en la que Paraguay amenaza pero no concreta y Ecuador está próximo al pozo.



Disputada la segunda y anteúltima fecha, la selección de Venezuela lidera el Grupo B con cuatro puntos, seguida de Brasil y Paraguay, con dos, y cierra Ecuador con una unidad.
Brasil empató 2-2 con el último aliento el sábado ante Paraguay



Brasil empató 2-2 con el último aliento el sábado ante Paraguay en el estadio Mario Alberto Kempes de Córdoba (centro), pero el casi milagroso resultado no borra su pálida actuación, sin haber mostrado mejoría alguna respecto al debut ante Venezuela (0-0).



Lo cotizados delanteros brasileños liderados por el juvenil Neymar se mostraron impotentes ante una cerrada de…

NOMINATE WILL CAVAN TO THE USDA ADVISORY BOARD BEFORE JULY 15, 2011..."POETIC JUSTICE" FOR THE NMB...

USDA Calls for Nominations to Re-charter Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

AMS No. 139-11






Gwen Sparks (202) 260-8210
gwen.sparks@ams.usda.gov






WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it intends to re-charter the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee for the 2011 to 2013 term.






The advisory committee, which has been re-chartered and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture every two years since 2001, examines the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry. The committee also advises the Secretary on how USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) can tailor its programs to better meet the needs of the fruit and vegetable industry. The exchange of views and information between the industry and government improves the understanding and effectiveness of USDA programs.






The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint up to 25 representatives from the nation’s fruit and vegetable industry to serve two-three-y…

THAILAND & THE DELIGHTFUL MANGO DISHES ENJOYED DURING THE APRIL-MAY (PEAK) MANGO SEASON...

Fruit: Thai Mango -- "Ma Muang"


This time round I went to Thailand, I couldn't really find unopened durians and the packed ones were very limited, but I was lucky enough to have tried some really really sweet, juicy and small seeded mangoes!


I am a mango lover, and so far the most delicious mangoes I have tried are the ones from Thailand, and the best mangoes in Thailand, in my opinions, have to be the most common Nam Dok Mai and the seasonal Ok Rong.


Nam Dok Mai is actually a name of an orchardist in Thailand in the province of Chachoengsao, thus the mango name Nam Dok Mai

These mangoes are available all year around (beginning in March,peaking from April to June, I can still find them in December) and they are bright golden colour when riped with deep yellow flesh. They are oval in shape and have a sharp-pointed tip.[1] They are very very sweet yet they are not acidic, thus you can enjoy as many as you want in one go! They possess a slight apple scent which makes it ev…

COLD SNAP IN SOUTH AMERICA BEGINS TO TAKE IT'S TOLL...

South America cold snap kills 22



Jul 9, 2011 13:38 Moscow Time


Brazil. Photo: EPA





22 people have already died in the coldest summer in South America in recent years, news reports said on Saturday, citing Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil, which remain in the grip of a cold spell.

The four countries’ death toll includes those who froze to death on streets and died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to faulty heaters
http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/07/09/52994319.html

EXTREME COLD IN SOUTH AMERICA MAY PLAY HAVOC ON NORTHERN CLIMES...

08/07/2011 | Argentina

Exceptional cold temperature in Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile and Brazil



Cold temperature has hit several countries in Latin America where winter officially began on June 21st.



The cold has hit northern Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, northern Argentina and southern Brazil. Countries fear now a shortage of fuel. Electricity demand is expected to explode and cause many power outages.



Bolivia is touched by snowfall of about 30 to 40 cm. Temperature in Rio is 12 °and 8 ° in Sao Paulo.
Temperature dropped to -15 ° in central region of Argentina. Weather services are not expecting improvements for several days.



It is too early to estimate, but Argentine professionals expect serious damage on crops, same as 2007. Production of sugar cane, vegetables and citrus fruits will be severely affected.




source : diario hoy, tvsurtv, abc color, informator





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MORE IMAGES (PART III) FROM THE 19TH ANNUAL (FTBG) MANGO FESTIVAL...

GREETINGS FROM IMO SUPPORTER ...TOWER AIR....WORLD TRAVELER VISITING THE CARIBBEAN....

MORE IMAGES FROM THE 19TH ANNUAL (FTBG) MANGO FESTIVAL...

FIRST IMAGES FROM THE 19TH (FTBG) FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL...

MAJOR SHOCKER AS USA WOMENS SOCCER TEAM UPSETS BRAZIL IN OVERTIME SHOOTOUT...

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THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS AND THE FESTIVALS OF PAMPLONA...

Running Of The Bulls: 10 Injured In Spain



3:21pm UK, Sunday July 10, 2011

Half-ton fighting bulls have trampled, dragged and knocked over more runners during Spain's San Fermin festival, injuring at least 10 people.

Thousands of thrill-seekers ran among the six bulls and six castrated steers that raced and often skidded through the winding, cobbled streets of Pamplona.

Revellers packed overhanging balconies as the beasts bolted 846.6 metres from their holding pen to the city's bullring in a quick two minutes and 29 seconds.

One runner wearing the traditional white outfit with red handkerchief sprinted ahead of a pack of three bulls, but could not outrun them.




Sunday's bull run draws around 3,000 people




He was knocked over, trapped between two of the beasts and then kicked by other passing bulls before being dragged and left sprawling in the street.


The Red Cross reported at least 10 injuries including bruises, dislocated joints and head injuries.


But there were no gorings in …

THE IMPORTANCE OF PAKISTAN IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER & WHY WE CANNOT AFFORD TO TURN OUR BACK...

The Karachi I remember

By Kamal Hyder in
Asia on Sun, 07/10/2011 - 12:48.


Police watch a deserted street in a violent-hit western neighbourhood. [AFP]




When Pakistan became an independent state in 1947, its first capital city was Karachi. It was the first port of call for international shipping in an age when aviation was used by few.



Over the years, it attracted both the educated elite and workers in search of employment. Many decided to make it their home. When Pakistan split from India, a great number of Muslims migrating to the new country came to Karachi for the same reason.




The city soon became an epitome of unity. Muslims, Christians, Zoroastrians and Hindus intermingled and lived side by side. I remember, during my days in school, no one ever asked anyone who they were, and everyone took pride in the fact that they were all patriotic Pakistanis.

Sadly, the past is another country. 

After years of political upheaval, the callous attitude of a failing political leadership and a grow…

HOW CAN NMB CLAIM TO HAVE CONSUMER'S BEST INTEREST IN MIND AND CONTINUE TO IGNORE FOOD SAFETY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ALTERNATIVES???

Henry Miller
THE RATIONALIST





Europe’s Food Poisoning Outbreak: Reaping What It Has Sown


Jun. 1 2011 - 10:42 am


Northern Europe is in the throes of a record-setting outbreak of potentially fatal food poisoning that has caused serious illness in more than 1,200 and killed 16. The pathogen is a virulent strain of bacteria called enterohemorrhagic E. coli. This enterohemorrhagic E. coli can cause severe gastrointestinal and systemic disease, including hemolytic-uremic syndrome leading to kidney failure and death. The source of the bacteria is still unknown, but fresh cucumbers, tomatoes or lettuce are the prime suspects.

Modern farming operations — especially the larger ones — employ strict standards and safeguards designed to keep food free of pathogens. 
But growers of fresh produce cannot ensure that their harvests will be completely safe all the time. During the past few years, the American food supply has experienced a number of high-profile incidents of contamination of beef, fresh …

FOCUS ON AFRICA MANGO PRODUCTION: TANZANIA MANGO FESTIVAL HELD IN DECEMBER

Tanzania: sixth major mango producer in Africa

Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:30


Mid last month, Dar es Salaam hosted the first edition of the Mango Tasting Festival which was organised by the Association of Mango Growers in Tanzania (Amagro). Business Editor Costantine Sebastian interviewed farmer Burton Nsape , who is also the Amagro chairman.

QUESTION: Kindly shed some light on the festival and the reason for organising
it.
ANSWER: First, the festival will be an annual event, whose major drive will be to promote mango farming in Tanzania through the growing of new varieties, such as apple mango, keitt, kent, Tommy Atkins, kesar and zill.

These exotic mango breeds are not only juicy and tasty, but also readily acceptable in both the domestic and export markets. The festival's aims include informing Tanzanians about the availability of mango products that can change and improve their standards of living, empower them economically and create employment opportunities in both urba…

EGYPTIAN MANGO SEASON HAS STARTED...

Report on the Egyptian Mango IndustryRobert J. Knight, Jr
University of Florida, IFAS - 18905 S.W. 280 Street, Homestead, FL 33031



Abstract
Egypt at present has approximately 17,238 ha planted to mangos. The 1992 harvest reached 174,371 metric tons (MT) , a little above 10 MT per ha and about half the production per ha in Israel. Most Egyptian mango production is consumed within the country, although a portion is exported to the Persian Gulf states. Most of the cultivars grown in Egypt are polyembryonic types selected in that country, and they appear to be land races different from those cultivated commercially elsewhere. The majority of these mangos have fruit with a green or greenish-yellow external color, with strong-flavored pulp that usually has little disagreeable fiber. The malformation disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium subglutinans, is a serious constraint reducing production. Some growers control malformation by cutting out the infected tissues and burning them. These meas…

TIME FOR NMB & MAJOR MANGO IMPORTERS TO PULL COLLECTIVE HEADS OUT OF THE "SAND"...IRRADIATION IS THE RESPONSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO HOT WATER TREATMENT ...ESPECIALLY WHERE THE USA CONSUMER IS INVOLVED...

June 2011 Food Irradiation Update is published by the Minnesota Beef Council
Quotable Quotes:

According to the USDA, combining chlorination and irradiation can be an effective way to kill E. coli and Salmonella on alfalfa sprouts.
In 1999, USDA Agricultural Research Service found that a treatment of irradiation and chlorine solution not only killed both organisms, but extended the shelf life of sprouts from about five days to more than a week.

In the tests, they used the same dose of irradiation as approved for irradiating meat. They also subjected the alfalfa seeds to various levels of chlorinated water. According to the research results, the best way to eliminate pathogens would be a combination of irradiation and sanitation treatments. That's because sprouts can be contaminated internally, which would prevent a surface disinfectant from working effectively.
USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists Donald W. Thayer, Kathleen T. Rajkowski and William F. Fett


"Dr. Mansour Sam…