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IMO NOTE: You wont catch David Murdock eating a HWT mango, he knows better. Why does the National mango Board (NMB) insist on covering up the truth about the defective mangoes that they promote?
33 Of The Healthiest Foods On EarthBy David H MurdockChairman-Owner Of Dole Foods5-22-9
Is it possible to live to 125 or maybe 150? It's certainly a possibility, as discussed on Oprah Winfrey's recent show on longevity. She visited me at my farm to learn how, at 86, I am enjoying the robust health, energy, and mental creativity of someone many decades younger. My secret: large quantities of fruit and vegetables, plus an hour of daily exercise. No pills, not even aspirin, and certainly no supplements ever enter my mouth -- everything I need comes from my fish-vegetarian diet, which incorporates 30-40 different kinds of fruit and vegetables every week.
Even though I am Chairman and Owner of Dole Food Company, I do most of my own grocery shopping, and even took Oprah on an impromptu trip t…
By Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization (IMO) Vista, California
March 01, 2012
Recently, the IMO sent a request to the newly formed DOLE Nutrition website asking for a scientific explanation between a Hot water Treated Mango (void of enzymes) and a natural, RAW, tree ripened mango.
David Murdock, a nutrition fanatic and owner of DOLE brags about eating mangoes, just not HWT mangoes.
Indies, Indians, Trinidad, Spain
By Bridget BreretonStory Created: Mar 1, 2012 at 1:24 AM ECT Story Updated: Mar 1, 2012 at 1:19 PM ECT
Ron Ramdin is a Trinidad-born writer, based since the early 1960s in London, who has published a remarkable range of books: biographies of Paul Robeson and Mary Seacole; historical studies of labour in Trinidad and Tobago, the black British working class and the Indo-Caribbean people (among other topics); and two novels on local themes, Rama’s Voyage and The Griot’s Tale.
His latest book, Isabella’s Legacy My Discovery of Spain (2011), tells the story of his visits to Spain in 1989, 1991 and 1992. It’s part travel book, part a highly personal memoir, and part a meditation on what the idea of Spain meant to him when he was growing up in southern Trinidad in the 1940s and 1950s. And it’s this last dimension that I found especially interesting.
Ramdin grew up in Trinidad and has lived in Britain since 1962; he can’t speak Spanish and his first visit to …
U.S., Guyana Militaries Begin Large Joint Exercise
Mar. 1, 2012 - 03:31AM | By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE |
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The U.S. military and Guyana’s Defense Force (GDF) on March 1 began a nine-day joint security exercise codenamed Fused Response 2012, intended to help combat organized crime and illicit trafficking.
Col. Brewster Lovell, the GDF’s deputy chief of staff, said heavy airlift aircraft began moving at least 300 American troops and helicopters in Guyana for the March 1-9 exercise.
“There will be a lot of troop movement and from our perspective we are all prepared, and the U.S. special forces have been training with us and it is the first time we are having such a major exercise with the U.S.,” Lovell said.
He said the exercise would be confined to GDF bases near the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Jungle and Amphibious Training School on the Essequibo River. At least 125 Guyanese soldiers, police and other security agents would be participating. No exercises …
The 2008 outbreak of the financial crisis in the United States prompted China to push for the use of its currency in transactions with its leading partners, Brazilian economist Rodrigo Branco explained to IPS.
"This change was mainly due to the need to guarantee steady supplies of commodities, and also because of the instability of the industrialised economies," which have been hit hardest by the crisis, added Branco, with the Foreign Trade Studies Centre Foundation (FUNCEX).
NA body for enhancing member of parliamentarian in EDF board
ISLAMABAD, Mar 1 (APP): The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Commerce here on Thursday recommended that representation of parliamentarians in the Board of Export Development Fund (EDF) should be enhanced from existing one member in order to make the decisions of the board more productive.
The meeting of committee was held under the chairmanship of MNA, Engineer Khurram Dastigar Khan and attended by Nawab Abdul Ghani Talpur, Chaudry Iftikhar Nazir, Tahira Aurangzeb, Yasmeen Rehman, Haji Muhamad Akram Ansari, Hamid Yar Hiraj, Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, Jamila Gilani, Rana Mohammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Shahnaz Saleem and Qudsia Arshad.
The committee was informed that the board of EDF was comprised private sector, government officials and one parliamentarian.
It was also informed that the funds released under EDF to various approved projects in 2010-2011 were Rs 1380.419 million and upto February 20, 2012 were Rs 806.968 mil…
Rural institutions, tools for social and economic progress
FAO-IFAD publication shares success stories, benefits to small producers
A women's cooperative in the Dominican Republic. 1 March 2012, Rome - Strong rural organizations like producer groups and cooperatives are crucial to hunger and poverty reduction. They allow small producers to play a greater role in meeting growing food demand on local, national and international markets, while improving their own economic, social and political opportunities.
This thinking connects a series of case studies found in a new publication by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Rural women's contribution should be acknowledged Updated: 2012-02-29 08:59 (Xinhua)
UNITED NAITONS - The role and contribution of rural women in development should beappreciated and acknowledged, a Chinese official on women issue said here on Tuesday.
Meng Xiaosi, vice-chairwoman of the All-China Women's Federation, made the remarks at thegeneral debate of the 56th Commission on the Status of Women.
She said that everywhere in the world, rural women are the driving force for agriculturalproduction, food security and rural development. They contribute greatly to their countries,societies and families. It is therefore the common responsibility of all countries and theinternational community to safeguard the welfare of rural women and promote their legitimaterights, interests and development.
Meng briefed the delegates about effective measures adopted by the Chinese government toadvance the development of rural women. "Financial support to rural and urban women isprovided through…
Peru Day was instituted by the Peruvian Business Council on March 11, 2011 to promote the Peruvian capital market at the global level.
Peru Day helps disseminating investment conditions, experiences and opportunities in the Peruvian capital market; exposing Peruvian players to strategic investors across the most important markets in the world; reaching out to global media to deliver key corporate messages; networking with leaders from international corporations; and marketing corporate brands.
Peru Day in New York includes the traditional New York Stock Exchange Bell Ringing Ceremony, and events throughout Wall Street and New York City.
Malaysia urges to import more Pakistani rice & mangoes
ISLAMABAD, Mar 1 (APP) - Pakistan and Malaysia have agreed to increase bilateral trade and work together to narrow down the trade gap currently heavily tilted in favour of Malaysia.
According to reports from Malaysia, the understanding to work progressively towards balancing the trade gap and increasing import of better quality Pakistani products, especially rice and food products, by Malaysia was reached during a series of meetings held between the Malaysian officials and the Pakistani delegation headed by Tariq Iqbal Puri, Chairman of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).
Kroger Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 ResultsPublished on Thursday, 01 March 2012 08:45 Written by TradersHuddle Staff -Webcast and Conference Call scheduled for 11:00 a.m. ET- CINCINNATI, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported total sales, including fuel, increased 7.7% to $21.4 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 compared with $19.9 billion for the same period last year. In the fourth quarter, which ended on January 28, 2012, total sales, excluding fuel, increased 5.0% over the same period last year.
Identical supermarket sales, without fuel, increased 4.9% in the fourth quarter over the same period last year.
Excluding the effect of the UFCW pension plan consolidation announced in December, adjusted earnings for the quarter were