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POSIBLE SALIDA DE MAMADURO ??? : GOBIERNO ILEGITIMO PIDE REUNION CON JOHN KERRY ...

Secretario de Estado norteamericano se reunirá con Canciller Elías Jaua




Junio 4, 2013 7:05 pm





Foto: Archivo




El secretario de Estado norteamericano, John Kerry, mantendrá el miércoles un breve encuentro con su homólogo venezolano, Elías Jaua, al margen de la Asamblea General de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) en Antigua (Guatemala), declaró este martes una alta fuente diplomática estadounidense. AFP



Kerry “hablará probablemente de forma breve con el ministro venezolano de Exteriores” indicó la fuente a la prensa a bordo del avión oficial del secretario de Estado.






El encuentro fue a petición de Venezuela, precisó la fuente.







Caracas y Washington retiraron a sus respectivos embajadores en 2010, tras varias desaveniencias diplomáticas.






“Creo que el secretario está interesado en saber si podemos tener esa relación positiva, funcional” que Estados Unidos busca con el país caribeño, indicó la alta fuente.








La OEA celebra en Antigua del martes al jueves su asamblea anual, centrada en la luc…

NO WONDER HASS AVOCADO BOARD RUNS CIRCLES AROUND THE NATIONAL MANGO BOARD ...

Commentary by 
Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)

Winter Park, Florida

















Data is From USDA/AMS Powerpoint presentation:





Everyone has heard of the "BEEF:  IT'S WHATS FOR DINNER" promotion campaigns as well as the famous "GOT MILK" national advertising campaigns.







The BEEF Board runs an annual budget of $80,000,000 per year, and the MILK Board runs a $106,000,000 per year budget.



Of the 19 Boards; The most powerful Marketing Board under the USDA /AMS supervision is the DAIRY (Cheese) Board which runs a $285,000,000 annual budget followed by the SOYBEAN ($120,000,000), MILK ($106,000,00), COTTON ($85,000,000), BEEF ($80,000,000), PORK ($73,000,000).



No wonder they get the word out about their products !


In a very distant 7th place is the HASS AVOCADO Board with a $29,000,000 annual Budget.



The EGG Board spends $27,000,000 per year to promote their message:


"The incredible, Edible, EGG"




The Potato Board operates with a $24,000,000 annual…

World mourns loss of Costa Rican environmentalist ...

by Staff Writers
San Jose (AFP) June 3, 2013







A UN representative in Costa Rica sent condolences Monday to the family of a slain environmentalist who volunteered for a turtle protection group and had reported threats by criminal groups.



The body of Jairo Mora Sandoval, 26, was found face-down and handcuffed Friday next to the car he was driving in Limon, on the Caribbean coast, police told AFP.








"The United Nations sends its sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of (Mora Sandoval), and recognizes his noble work on behalf of protecting turtles which are an essential part of Costa Rica's and the world's biodiversity," said a statement released here by UN resident coordinator Yoriko Yasukawa.





Mora Sandoval monitored nesting turtles, recording the number of nests and trying to rescue eggs with a program that was entirely volunteer-based and dependent on donations.





He had complained in a La Nacion newspaper report published in April that the area's envir…

¿Puede la agricultura ecológica alimentar al mundo?

Por: Autor invitado | 30 de mayo de 2013


Montse Escutia, ingeniera agrónoma especializada en agricultura ecológica y colaboradora de la revista The Ecologist








Esta es la gran cuestión que desde hace ya algunos años se plantean tanto aquellos que la defienden como aquellos que la menosprecian. 




La respuesta no es sencilla. 




En los últimos años se han publicado diversos estudios científicos que tratan de predecir esta posibilidad. Algunos llegan a la conclusión que sí y otros llegan a la conclusión contraria. 


Mi opinión es que no podremos tener la certeza absoluta hasta que lo llevemos a cabo.




Pero ¿y si planteamos la pregunta al revés? 


¿Puede la agricultura industrial alimentar al mundo? 


Está visto que no. Ya llevan unos cuantos años intentándolo y las cifras de pobreza no paran de aumentar.




¿Cuál es la trampa? 



Pues simplemente que el hambre en el mundo no es un problema agronómico. Se trata simplemente de un problema político y de intereses económicos. Mientras no se rompa esta tendencia ni…

STRATFOR ANALYSIS: TURKEY PROTESTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT ...

Turkey's Violent Protests in Context


Analysis





JUNE 2, 2013




Turkish protesters gather in Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 1. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)










Summary


The rapid escalation of anti-government protests in Turkey in recent days has exposed a number of long-dormant fault lines in the country's complex political landscape. But even as the appeal of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (also known by its Turkish acronym, AKP) is beginning to erode, it will remain a powerful force in Turkish politics for some time to come, with its still-significant base of support throughout the country and the lack of a credible political alternative in the next elections.











Analysis


The foundation for the current unrest was laid May 28, when a small group of mostly young environmentalists gathered in Istanbul's Taksim Square for a sit-in to protest a planned demolition of walls, uprooting of trees and the perceived desecration of historical sites …

RETHINKING CARBON FOOTPRINT : Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener

by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 02, 2013



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Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in part from the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.




Now, a study of arid regions around the globe finds that a carbon dioxide "fertilization effect" has, indeed, caused a gradual greening from 1982 to 2010.











Focusing on the southwestern corner of North America, Australia's outback, the Middle East, and some parts of Africa, Randall Donohue of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Canberra, Australia and his colleagues developed and applied a mathematical model to predict the extent of the carbon-dioxide (CO2) fertilization effect.





They then tested this prediction by studying satellite imagery and teasing out the influence of carbon dioxide on greening from other factors such as precipitatio…

XTH INTERNATIONAL MANGO SYMPOSIUM UNDERWAY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ...

Welcome Message


The Dominican Republic is pleased to invite you to the X International Mango Symposium, which will take place in 2013 with the theme "Mango: Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century". This event will be held in Punta Cana, Bavaro, Altagracia province.




The Dominican Republic is a tropical country where the mango production occupies an important screed between consumer and agricultural products mainly to export. Our country is in the heart of the Caribbean, and has one of the world's most beautiful coastlines and beaches are examples. This for years country has hosted scientific events of regional and world order, gathering scientists, professionals, farmers and students, to share their experiences.



The symposium is an activity of the Section of Tropical and Subtropical Fruit of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and that will take place in our country. The organizing committee is formed by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Dom…

A MESSAGE FROM NORIS LEDESMA OF FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) ...

"You can make very good friends with mango. I do!"











Dear Mango Friends:









The mango world continues to evolve and we are facing a number of important challenges in order to remain profitable in the mango business.





Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will hold its 21th Annual International Mango Festival on July 13, and 14, 2013 in South Florida. 



The theme of the festival for 2013 is, “The Mangoes of Mexico”. 




The Fairchild International Mango Festival provides for the grower, exporter, importer, researcher and enthusiast a unique opportunity to learn about the mango, mango products and to network with other growers.




The Grower’s Summit 2013 will focus on the production of quality mangoes. 



Held at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in the Coral Gables, this 1-day event allows for the opportunity to network with growers and to take an in-depth look at the production of quality in mango production world-wide. 




Registration for the Growers’ Summit will also provide for entry to both day…