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IPO & IMO WEB SITES OUTRANK NATIONAL MANGO BOARD (NMB) ONCE AGAIN ...

Once again, Thanks to ALEXA Internet ranking system, statistics prove that IPO & IMO websites run circles around the multimillion Dollar National Mango Board (NMB) website.


The objective is a lower number and the numbers clearly point out the superiority of the sites.




We have counted down from Worst to first ...









mango.org

National Mango Board

518,215
Alexa Traffic Rank


240,388
Traffic Rank in


















mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com
International Mango Organization (IMO)





455,517
Alexa Traffic Rank 



88,070
Traffic Rank in












i-pineapple-a.blogspot.com

International Pineapple Organization (IPO)





391,201
Alexa Traffic Rank



75,108
Traffic Rank in










Source:
www.alexa.com

SOIL REMEDIATION NECESSARY : One fifth of China's farmland polluted

New report confirms scale of China's soil pollution problem with 20% of farmland contaminated







A new government report estimates that a fifth of China's farmland is polluted. 
Photograph: Stringer/Reuters









A fifth of China's farmland is polluted, according to an offical report based on the results of an extensive survey.




Soil pollution has long been a concern in China due to the country's rapid industrialisation and the report carried on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection confirms the extent of the problem


The report states that pollutants in more than 16% of Chinese soil exceeds national standards and that figure rises to 20% for arable land.





It describes the situation as "not optimistic" and said said that the quality of farmland is worrying while deserted industrial and mining land is seriously polluted. 


The main causes of soil pollution are industry and agriculture, according to the report. 

Cadmium, nickel and arsenic are the top three poll…

GREED : WALL STREET IS FORCING BIG AG TO MAKE BAD DECISIONS

In 2008, food writer Michael Pollan published an open letter to President-Elect Barack Obama. 



He began with a warning.


"It may surprise you to learn that among the issues that will occupy much of your time in the coming years is one you barely mentioned during the campaign: food."






Take climate change. "After cars," Pollan wrote, "the food system uses more fossil fuel than any other sector of the economy." As for health-care reform, the chronic diseases forcing spending ever upward are rooted in the way Americans eat. "You cannot expect to reform the health care system, much less expand coverage, without confronting the public-health catastrophe that is the modern American diet."





Five years later, Pollan is disappointed that Obama didn’t listen. "There’s been a timidity when it comes to looking at the food system," he says.

"You’re socially engineered every time you walk through the cereal aisle in the supermarket"




Consider the Env…

What China's Economic Slowdown Means for Latin America

A looming slowdown in the Chinese economy promises trouble for China's economic partners in Latin America, especially commodity exporters.





 The growing relationship between China and Latin America is on display this week as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi tours the region in a trip that will wrap up April 26. 




Wang is visiting Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina to discuss bilateral financing and trade deals.






China's slowing economy and potential for domestic economic instability threatens to sharply lower demand for key commodities exported by Latin American countries. 




Particularly vulnerable are countries such as Brazil, Peru and Chile that have seen China rise in importance as an export destination.


http://www.stratfor.com/video/conversation-examining-chinas-strategic-interests-latin-america


Video Transcript: Karen Hooper: Hi, my name is Karen Hooper and I'm here with Rodger Baker, the vice president of East Asia analysis, and we're here to discuss the foreign minist…