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The wild mango trees had been isolated in a cage with a single Mangifera indica tree and pollinated with pollen from Mangifera indica. 

Hand pollination, and Bee hive was placed inside the cage and M. indica. 

The bees, attracted to the sweet, distinct smell of the Mangifera sp. flowers, carried the pollen from the M. indica flowers to the wild mango flowers to do the pollen crossed. 

There are currently four wild mangos that have been cross pollinated with this method.

In Southeast Asia there is a wide diversity of Mangifera species that bear edible fruit, with 69 mangifera casturi it's one of them.

M. casturi (the black skin mango)is a vigorous tree that forms a tight, upright canopy with shiny, dark green leaves, contrasted with bright red new growth. 

Tree can grow up to 30 m tall, with Inflorescensce up to 30 cm long, multiflowered than smell like jasmin. Flowers are visited by honeybees and flies. Fruit are small compared to other species of mangos. It weighs around 50 to 84 grams…

Maersk Line supports the Nicaragua Canal


The world's largest container carrier Maersk Line believes it makes good sense to construct an alternative to the Panama Canal that can handle the biggest container ships, the carrier tells ShippingWatch.

Published 04.06.14 at 13:40

Maersk Line now steps onto the field with support for the Nicaragua Canal, a project that has till now been surrounded by distrust from the outside world and, not least, from its competitor in Panama.

This represents the first time that one of the world's largest carriers - and the world's largest container carrier - publicly voices its support in favor of the colossal construction project, which will present a feasibility study on the project within the next few weeks.

"Building a Nicaragua Canal seems to make good sense. The canal is projected to have room for the biggest ships, while also saving 800 kilometers on a journey from New York to Los Angeles. We generally support infrastructu…



Sheikhana Mango Farm has designed new Mango Box (5kg) for their customers in coming season with the Collaboration of Australian Sector Linkages Program (ASLP) AusAid Mango box design has been final and approved from the ASLP TEAM LEADER PROFESSOR DR. RAY COLLIN (The University of Queensland Brisbane Australia)

Son of Brazil Soccer Legend Pele Laundered Drug Money

Written by Mimi Yagoub
Monday, 02 June 2014

Pele (left) with his son Edinho (right)

The son of retired Brazilian soccer star Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for the laundering of drug proceeds, becoming the latest criminal to take advantage of his stellar family name to disguise illicit dealings.

Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, or Edinho, was convicted along with four other members of a drug trafficking organization based in Santos -- to the south of Sao Paulo -- reported The Independent

Edinho is a former professional soccer player and current goalkeeping coach for the Santos team, the same club that kick-started the career of his father, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele. Edinho has already served time for drug trafficking in 2005, reported the BBC.

The evidence examined by the court included recordings of Edinho speaking with gang leader Ronaldo Duarte Barsotti, alias "Naldinho," about bringing "the name" to businesses created for the purpo…

MEXICAN MANGO MAFIA : 'Funnel Accounts' Newest Money Laundering Trend for Mexico's Cartels

Written by Kyra Gurney

Monday, 02 June 2014

Mexican cartels launder billions in drug money every year

Authorities in the United States have alerted banks to the use of "funnel accounts" in trade-based money laundering, the latest scheme in an extensive arsenal of operations employed by Mexico's drug cartels to legitimize their illicit funds.

On May 28, the US Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory (pdf) warning banks that criminal organizations are using these accounts to skirt restrictions on US dollar deposits in Mexico. 

The method allows narcos to exchange US currency for Mexican pesos that appear to come from legitimate business activities. 

According to FinCEN, this scheme typically begins with criminal organizations hiring someone to open a US bank account that can receive deposits in branches in multiple states.

Once the account has been set up, various individuals working for the criminal organization deposit cash in…

Crime Costing Mexico Companies $5.8 Billion a Year

Written by Kyra Gurney
Tuesday, 03 June 2014

A casino in Monterrey burns for failure to pay extortion

The head of Mexico's employers' association reported that crime and insecurity cost the country's businesses $5.8 billion annually, underscoring the enormous financial impact of criminal activity in the country.

Juan Pablo Castañon, the leader of employers' association Coparmex, said 37 percent of Mexican companies had been victims of crimes including extortion, corruption, robbery of merchandise or kidnapping, reported Latin American Herald Tribune

According to Castañon, business in the states of Tamaulipas, Michoacan and Guerrero have been the most impacted by organized criminal activity. 

Castañon suggested the government coordinate federal and state forces under one command structure to combat criminal activity, an approach he said had worked in the cities of Tijuana and Juarez on the US-Mexico border.

InSight Crime Analysis

Although criminal organizations in Mexico use…


Iconic London Taxi Declares The London Produce Show and Conference is Open — As The Global Produce Trade Pivots To London

The produce industry of the United Kingdom has long been the great standard-setting center of the global produce trade. 

If a firm wanted to establish its bona fides it did not show it sold Kroger or Safeway or Supervalu, it showed it sold Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. This was the gold standard, the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

Yet these high standards combined with a highly concentrated market in which four retailers accounted for approximately 80% of the retail market for produce to create a negative dynamic. Though the UK was still favored by shippers with unique products because unveiling small volumes in an exclusive deal with a Marks & Spencer, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s was sure to guarantee global publicity, mainstream shippers increasingly wanted out.

One would go to global exporters and they would often say the UK was their most importa…