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COLIMA, JALISCO & NAYARIT BEGIN TO REBUILD AFTER HURRICANE PATRICIA WRATH

AUSTRALIA MANGOES : Farmers earning sweet reward for odd fruit

JACINDA TUTTY
THE COURIER-MAIL






Ugly mangoes are the latest trend where consumers buy less attractive mangoes for a cheaper price. Picture: Liam Kidston.











MANGO farmers are cashing in on the “ugly fruit” trend, with Woolworths launching a new Odd Bunch range.



Marto’s Mangoes owner Ben Martin said the new initiative was a big win for farmers who will get more money in their pockets instead of having to throw away imperfect crops.


“It’s important to get 100 percent of our product sold so there’s no wastage,” Mr. Martin said.



“It’s good for consumers and it’s good for ­growers.”


Woolworths produce buyer Chris Austin said the Odd Bunch range usually sells for about 50 per cent less than their perfect and blemish-free counterparts.




“They may not look as good with a bit of wind rub and burn on them but they are just as great to eat,”  Mr. Austin said.



“It helps farmers get more for their crop which would be left in landfill, sent away for animal feed or put on market for next to nothing.




“Suppliers hav…

CUBAZUELA : LA CARA DEL ODIO

Fuente cercana al fiscal Franklin Nieves: “Recibía órdenes de Luisa Ortega Díaz para acusar a López”







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Foto: Ministerio Público / Archivo
Domingo, Octubre 25, 2015




Una fuente cercana al fiscal 41 del Ministerio Público (MP), Franklin Nieves, reveló que el funcionario recibía órdenes de la Fiscal General de la República, Luisa Ortega Díaz, para actuar contra Leopoldo López, que encausaron el juicio y sentencia del preso político a más de 13 años, 9 meses, 7 días y 12 horas de cárcel.



Nieves junto a Narda Sanabria eran convocados al despacho del director de Delitos Comunes del MP, Nelson Mejías, quien comunicaba las directrices de la Fiscal, para fortalecer las pocas pruebas que se presentaron contra el dirigente de Voluntad Popular por los hechos de violencia del 12 de febrero de 2014.


“Era una práctica habitual, y a eso se refiere Franklin cuando indica que fue sometido a presiones permanentes de sus superiores jerárquicos para mantener la farsa que constituye el proceso penal contra…

AFTERMATH OF PATRICIA : FARMERS & FISHING COMMUNITIES HIT HARDEST

This wildly popular organic start-up should make fast food chains nervous

Hollis Johnson


Oct. 19, 2015, 5:24 PM



Hollis JohnsonInvestors are pouring serious amounts of green into Sweetgreen – but is the food worth it?








Fast-food is getting healthier, fast – and legacy chains are getting left in the dust.





The likes of LYFE Kitchen, Freshii, and Sweetgreen have introduced the concept of healthy meals to the fast-food industry, leaving iconic chains struggling on how to compete.











Washington, DC-based salad chain Sweetgreen is one of the leaders of the growing farm-to-table fast-food movement.



With the company's marketing espousing sustainability, local suppliers, and healthy menu items, the chain has captured the imagination of health-conscious urbanites who are wary of what they eat. 




And it seems the chain has captured the attention of investors as well, raking in $35 million in funding for this year's third quarter.







Three Georgetown grads started Sweetgreen in 2007, and it has exploded to 31 restaurants across the country with more on the way.










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