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CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY : Nanotech mango boxes to reduce post-harvest fruit losses

Posted: Feb 2, 2015 
Topics: Food design & research > Packaging

Mangoes: much-loved by consumers, but so difficult to transport. An international team of researchers has developed special packaging that will help ensure mangoes reach their destination in prime condition.

The researchers, from Canada, Sri Lanka and India, discovered that a natural compound called hexanal delays the ripening of mangoes. From there, they used nanotechnology to develop hexanal-impregnated packaging and biowax coatings to improve the fruit’s resilience and shipping.

The team is now expanding its work to include other fruit and look at ways to commercialise the technologies.

The research has received funding from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF). According to Jean Lebel, president of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), this project - along with several others recently announced -“will improve the lives of poor small-holder farmers and strengthen rural …

"Religious" Group "The Vigilant christian" rips Avocados from Mexico Super Bowl Ad

Published on Feb 1, 2015

The Illuminati onslaught of attacks on God through The 2015 Super Bowl continues with the Avocados From Mexico commercial! In this video I expose a satanic attack on the nature and character of God! Please share this video !!! God Bless, STAY VIGILANT & FEAR NO EVIL !!!

This Ridiculous and Charming Super Bowl Ad for Avocados Explains a Lot About the World

A look back at the 'First Draft Ever' 

ByDavid Griner

January 30, 2015, 11:24 AM EST

If your country could have recruited its plants and animals like football talent in the Earth's earliest days, what would you have picked? A sleepy sloth? A scrappy lemur? Some ... wheat?

That's the question posed in Sunday's oddly amusing Super Bowl ad for Avocados From Mexico. 

Created by GSD&M, the spot features football greats Doug Flutie and Jerry Rice providing comentary for the "First Draft Ever."

In the ad, a white-robed, bearded figure (is that two God cameos in one Super Bowl?) announces which creatures and species of vegetation will go to the world's various countries. 

You can probably guess what Mexico picks, but here's how it all goes down:

Aimed at getting more Americans snacking on guacamole, the ad is reportedly the first for a fresh produce brand. Watch for it near the end of the first quarter.


Title: "First Draft Ever"
Client: Avocad…

PHILIPPINES : 31st Mango Tee gets going today

(The Philippine Star) 

 Updated February 2, 2015 - 12:00am

Alabang Country Club president Gil Balaguer hits a ceremonial drive that draws an applause from former President Fidel Ramos and other club officials and guests.

MANILA, Philippines - The 31st edition of the Mango Tee, the invitational member-guest tournament of the exclusive Alabang Country Club inside the Ayala-Alabang village, fires off today with a full field of 800 players taking a crack at a whopping prize package worth more than P7 million.

Gilbert Joven and Julius Cada are back to defend the overall net crown while JB Garcia, the other half of last year’s winning gross champion, is bringing in a new partner in national player Kristoffer Arevalo in the five-day event co-presented by Petron and Smart considered as the most popular among the member-guest invitationals in the local golfing scene.

They will lead the chase for the top awards in four handicap groups (Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D) …