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China Daily: "Western Sanctions Will Make Moscow Back The Chinese Yuan Against The Dollar"

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/12/2014 09:21 -0400

Op-Ed posted in China Daily

West's Antics Pushing Russia closer to China

The recent NATO summit in Wales, held against the background of the armed conflict in Ukraine, has brought back the Cold War atmosphere to Europe. NATO's partnership with Russia remains formally suspended. In fact, NATO is treating Russia more as an adversary than a partner.

The alliance is setting up a "Rapid Reaction Force" to deal with emergencies on Europe's eastern flank. The alliance's military infrastructure is moving toward that exposed flank, and closer to Russia's borders. NATO forces will now spend more time exercising in the east, and their presence there will visibly grow. NATO-leaning Ukraine, which the alliance alleges is an object of "Russian aggression", has been promised financial and military support.

The Ukraine crisis is not just about Eastern Europe, it is also about the world order. The Kremlin is seeking…

Brazil Mango Season to projected to yield less this time around

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Mango World Magazine (MWM)

September 12, 2014

Carlsbad, California

A looming El Nino , which always brings drought for Brazil has impacted the Crop projection for the Current mango season from Brazil.

Brazil expects to export roughly 10% less than the standard 6 million (4kg) cartons to the USA market.

The estimated 5.5 million cartons have already begun arriving in North American markets and are expected to enjoy a relatively high return to growers as markets are clamouring for fruit.

The Mexican Mango season has dried up and Brazil enjoys a unique position as Ecuador is running two weeks late this year and should not have any fruit in the USA market until October.

Current FOBs are running in the $8.00-10.75 / carton range and are expected to go as high as $12.00 per carton if projections of an El Nino come true.

All of Ecuadors varieties are running approximatelt two week late this year and that leaves Brazil in a…


By 2050, will we be living in a world with zero waste?

Every year we throw away $750 billion worth of food, while 840 million people go hungry.

Read how switching to a "circular economy" could turn waste into wealth.


Can technology save the environment?

By Leo Schlesinger

Sep 11 2014

In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the challenges of expanding supply to meet future demand are unprecedented. 

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Global Footprint Network estimate that we have far exceeded the Earth’s capacity to sustain our current levels of consumption and that in the very short term we are on track to consume the equivalent of more than twice what our planet can regenerate; the United States is consuming up to five times that level.

The environmental impacts are clear; the list is vast, well known and de…