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Este fue el tuit de @EmpresasPolar que hizo desatar la ira de Maduro

by @DolarToday - May 12, 2013 in Noticias

Ante el ataque del regimen, Empresas Polar explicó a través de su cuenta de tuiter la verdadera causa de la escasez de Harina Pan, desenmascarando de esta forma la mentira de Maduro lo que encendió la ira del dictador, estos fueron los tuits que desataron su furia:

“Harina PAN atiende el 48% del mercado y se está produciendo al 100% de capacidad. ¿Dónde están las demás marcas?”, cuestionó la corporación.

“Harina PAN sola no puede cubrir la demanda de todo el país. El problema no es quien produce, ¡sino quien dejó de producir!”.

“Harina PAN es parte de la solución, el problema son las otras marcas que ya no se producen”.

“Harina PAN se produce al 100% de su capacidad, pero no alcanza para todos por la insuficiente oferta de otras marcas”, sostuvo la empresa a través de su cuenta Twitter (@EmpresasPolar).



Chavismo After Chávez

Alma Guillermoprieto

Luis Acosta/Getty Images

Nicolás Maduro campaigning with a painting of Hugo Chávez, Catia la mar, Venezuela, April 9, 2013

What Venezuelans may remember most about last month’s presidential campaign is the moment right at the start, when Nicolás Maduro Moros, the late Hugo Chávez’s chosen successor, told a television audience that the supreme comandante had come back to him in the shape of a little bird and, chirping, urged him on to victory. 

There was also the time he promised that an ancient Indian curse would fall on those who voted for the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski, and the rallies at which Maduro, seeking to give substance to the slogan “Chávez lives!” produced a hapless little man, or boy, who was indeed the spitting image of the departed comandante. 

There was the sight of the hulking and excruciatingly self-conscious Maduro—by some accounts a sober and thoughtful man in private life—trying to channel the spirit of th…

Packaging's role in ensuring food safety and security

Article | MAY 8, 2013

Judges of the 25th DuPont Awards share their insights on how packaging can play a more crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of our global food resources.

By Anne Marie Mohan, Editor, Greener Package

Efforts to feed a growing population involve every aspect of the “farm-to-fork” value chain. 

DuPont, which believes collaboration stimulates insights and action, asked packaging thought leaders to discuss how packaging can play a more critical role in ensuring food safety and security. 

Their comments were made after judging of the 25th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

Tony Burns, associate director, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH USA:

“We need to look holistically at the entire system and integrate with the end product in mind instead of looking at just the product; just the material. It’s very easy to bucket things into our areas of expertise. We’re selling brand experience, so we need to look at the whole system. We need to look at sy…


11 mayo 2013

“Basta con tener una pistola para conseguir miles de pistolas”


SEMANA habló con Lisandro Pérez, líder del barrio 23 de Enero de Caracas, un bastión del chavismo donde grupos armados dicen estar listos a empuñar las armas para defender la revolución.

Autor: Kathiana Cardona

Lisandro Pérez, uno de los fundadores del grupo guerrillero de izquierda Los Tupamaros, en el barrio 23 de Enero en Caracas.

Lisandro Pérez, conocido como el comandante Mao, es uno de los fundadores del grupo armado Tupamaros del 23 de Enero en Caracas. 

Aunque ya no está en el centro de la acción, este maestro de escuela, filósofo y teólogo, sigue siendo ‘jefe’ en uno de los barrios más calientes, un hervidero revolucionario y un refugio de guerrillas como las Farc. 

Los grupos armados del 23, que en otra época fueron tan perseguidos, hoy son aliados del gobierno y las Fuerzas Armadas. Están dispuestos a defender el legado de Chávez y, si toca, a sublevarse para defenderlo hasta la muerte. 



Delay in import of VHTP

Mango may not be exported to Japan this year also 

By Tanveer Sher 

KARACHI: Export of mango to Japan is likely to continue facing stagnation during the current year as well mainly on account of delay in import of Vapour Hot Treatment Plant (VHTP), which may deprive Pakistani fruit exporters from earning substantial foreign revenue.

It may be recalled here that Japan market is regarded as a lucrative and rewarding one for fruit exporters and any products specially mango and kinnow imported by the country fetches substantial price.

For Japanese market, before exporting mango VHTP is considered as inevitable as the importers and Japanese government have made it absolutely clear to process all exporting fruit through the plant.

Explaining the working and significance of VHTP, a leading fruit exporter informed the scribe that when exporting tropical fresh fruit, such as mango and papaya, the fruit needs to go through strict plant quarantine inspections in the importing c…


Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's day for my family usually means a big gathering of at least 20 people. I have stopped counting how many mothers there are in my family. My mother, my parents' mothers, mom's sister and sister-in-laws, etc, etc.

Being in such a big family it usually calls for a big cake for the celebration. It usually starts with my mom baking a basic sponge cake (hey she needs to do something for her mother too!) while I put the rest of the cake together. This year, since I moved out and my mom sort of abandoned baking ever since, it's my job to put together the mother's day cake this year.

Personally I dislike the big cakes. It is not architecturally proportional. I prefer smaller cakes with proper heights.

I end up making 2 7-inch cakes: a mango yogurt mousse and a roasted chestnut mont blanc.

And of course, since it's mother's day, I have to use mom's favourite sponge cake for the base. She got the recipe years ago from a chinese baking bo…

In urban Delray Beach, mangoes, farm life still thrive Truly Tropical farm in grows 50 different varieties of mangoes


A tour of the Truly Tropical Farm in Delray

By Maria Herrera, Sun Sentinel

4:02 p.m. EDT, May 11, 2013

Delray Beach—

Just a few minutes north of the lights and crowds on Atlantic Avenue, there is a hidden oasis of tropical fruit.

Tucked away unassumingly at the end of residential Seacrest Avenue, the Truly Tropical farm can almost go unnoticed among the homes, schools and parks that line this northern end of the city.


Weighing mangoes.

But to mango connoisseurs from places as far away as India and Jamaica, the 5-acre farm provides them with hard-to-find fruit that brings back childhood memories and a place to exchange recipes and interact with other rare-fruit enthusiasts, raw foodists and locavores.

"We come for the real deal," said Kathleen Golaub, who bought mangoes on a recent afternoon to send to family in other parts of the US.

 "We're from Jamaica. We know real mangoes. You can't get these at the grocery store."

Goulab is talking about the Carrie, D…