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TAKING CARBON SEQUESTRATION TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL...CONVERTING CAPTURED CARBON TO A FUEL SOURCE...

Out of Thin Air: The Quest to Capture Carbon Dioxide

Drawing carbon dioxide directly out of air: Some scientists say such technology is essential, others view it as wishful.

Diagram by Joe Zeff, National Geographic


An artificial "tree" used to capture carbon. (Photograph courtesy Klaus Lackner)

Marianne Lavelle

For National Geographic News

Published August 11, 2011


Trees and other green plants pull carbon dioxide out of the air. 

Shouldn't we be able to do it, too? 

Only better?

A small but determined number of researchers have been working on just this idea: Drawing carbon dioxide directly out of the air with chemicals. 

They argue it is necessary to help address the huge overburden of greenhouses gases in the atmosphere, a problem that would otherwise continue to compromise the health of the planet even if the world stopped burning fossil fuels tomorrow.


The advocates of "direct air capture," however, seemingly were dealt a blow when a two-year study released in …

FINALLY...RED MANGO YOGURT...PUTS MANGO FLAVOR ON THE MENU !!! ...ALMOST 5 YEARS AFTER THE COMPANY OPENED !!!...

Red Mango finally gets mango flavor

Dallas Business Journal 

- by Steven R. Thompson                                                                Date: Friday, August 12, 2011, 6:15pm CDT
Steven R. ThompsonStaff Writer



Red Mango releases its mango-flavored yogurt Saturday at participating stores, and I was able to get a sneak peek or, should I say, taste of the product at the company’s headquarters in Dallas Friday.



The natural question is, of course, why the heck didn’t the company have the flavor of its namesake from the time it opened in 2007?



I’m told that founder Dan Kim wanted to make sure it was as authentic as possible before rolling out a mango flavor.



I’m no mango connoisseur, so I can’t speak to how well it represents the fruit, but it was a refreshing treat for another 100-degree day in DFW.



The company has more than 130 franchise locations and is looking to expand nationally and internationally, according to Barry M. Barron Sr., the company’s very new (like two weeks new) CEO, …

South American mango season preview: August 12, 2011

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




August 12, 2011




By this time next week, the first Brazil Tommy Atkins will be arriving Northeast USA.


The first vessel has 14 containers and sailed from Fortaleza last Saturday. This weekend a second vessel with approximately 75 containers will set sail.


After that weekly shipments of roughly 100 containers per week are projected for the USA market.


Brazil plans an orderly program of roughly 6,000,00 cartons for the season and hopes to keep the FOB range within a $6.00 to $8.00 target similar to last season.


The big question marks are Ecuador and Peru.


The season is running late on the Pacific side of South America. 


Ecuador plans to begin harvesting in September. 


Last season, Ecuador ran a very well coordinated season and reaped the benefits until Peru flooded the market.


Hopefully, this year will be different.




This lag on the west coast, should help California production and sales and the tail end of the Me…

ENJOY YOUR WEEK-END...WHERE EVER YOU ARE...HERE ARE SOME VIEWS FOR YOU TO ENJOY !!!...

BUSH-CLINTON HAITI FUND WILL GRANT $2 MILLION DOLLARS TO HELP 25,000 MANGO FARMERS

Haiti gets $2M grant to help create jobs

Published: Aug. 11, 2011 at 4:43 PM


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Haiti's devastated economy will receive a boost of $2 million through a grant from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to help regenerate the country's small business sector.

The Caribbean nation is still reeling under the effect of last year's earthquake, several natural disasters before that and years of poor governance.

A magnitude-7 temblor hit Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas Jan. 12, 2010, causing extensive damage, and killing an estimated 220,000.

The country's Parliament, presidential palace and many other important structures were destroyed, along with countless homes and businesses. Ten months later an outbreak of cholera killed hundreds more.

The money pledged by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund will go to non-profit organization TechnoServe to implement a Haitian Business Accelerator project that aims to transform small and growing businesses into inve…

WHEN "ORGANIC" ... DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN HEALTHIER..HWT MANGOES ARE MISSING KEY ENZYMES...SO WHY PLAY THE "HEALTHY" CARD ???

Albert’s Organics promoting Chilean, Peruvian organic products
By Christina DiMartino                                                                                                                  | July 13, 2011


Wholesale distributor Albert’s Organics, headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA, is a full-service organic produce wholesale distributor that carries a complete line of organic fresh produce.

“Currently we are promoting organic blueberries from Chile and organic mangoes from Peru,” Simcha Weinstein, director of marketing, told The Produce News. “Of course we are also promoting winter time citrus, but then we often will work on getting our customers excited about the non-seasonal items that come from the southlands and offer a bit of a taste of summer during the cold winter season.”

Since its founding in 1982, Albert’s has delivered a full line of organic produce — around 350 items — ranging from cactus leaves to broccoli, and everything in between. It sources produce from all ove…

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USA GOVERNMENT (CONGRESS) MUST FACE THE REALITY THAT LESS INTERVENTION (AND SPENDING) IS THE ONLY WAY TO SAVE THE USA ECONOMY & REGAIN CREDIBILITY IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS...

"The Debt Limit Debate Has Just Begun"

By Gary Wolfram
William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Hillsdale College


Article originally posted on Ricochet.com




The deal which raised the debt ceiling did not meet with the stock market rally that some had expected.


 This was in large part because, despite the media hype, the markets knew that the U.S. was not going to default on its debt obligations.


 The fact that 10 year Treasuries were yielding around two and a half percent indicates that the markets were aware that the U.S. always had enough revenue to make interest payments on our bonds and to refinance maturing debt.


Without further borrowing ability the Treasury would not have been able to make all payments due, however.


 A choice would have had to be made as to whether Social Security payments would be delayed, Medicare providers’ checks would be reduced, or government vendors would not get paid on time.


But given the 14th amendment’s provision that the validit…

IMO & PMA NOT LISTED ON NMB WEBSITE: WHY DOES NATIONAL MANGO BOARD EXCLUDE THE PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION (PMA) & THE INTERNATIONAL MANGO ORGANIZATION (IMO) FROM THEIR WEB SITE ???

Why does the National Mango Board (NMB) refuse to list the International mango Organization (IMO) or the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) ???


The IMO was founded five years before the NMB. Why the egregious slap at the organization that lead the way?


The PMA has been around forever. They are the most important reference for marketers. Why ignore the PMA?

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The following list includes produce industry and mango industry associations and organizations, both in the U.S. and in the various producing countries. These groups are not affiliated with the National Mango Board, but they can be a great source of tools, assistance and information. OrganizationContactAddressTel
Fax
E-mail
Web siteUnited StatesFLORIDA FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATIONLisa LochridgeP.O. Box 948153
Maitland, FL 32794(321) 214-5200
(321) 214-0210
Lisa.Lochridge@ffva.com
http://www.ffva.com/FRESH PRODUCE ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICASLance Jungmeyer590 E. Frontage Rd. Nogales AZ 85621(520) 287-2707
(520) 287-2948
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