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Mexican mango imports unaffected by larva finds

By Andy Nelson

November 19, 2015 | 2:20 pm EST

The National Mango Board met recently in Winter Park, Florida.

Fruit fly larva found in Mexican mango shipments did not affect mango exports to the U.S., according to an industry official.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture found larva in lots of mangoes shipped during the 2015 season, according to media reports.

But Manuel Michel, executive director of the Orlando, Fla.-based National Mango Board, said the outbreak had little if any affect on exports to the U.S.

“We are not aware that the issue affected the importation of Mexican mangoes in 2015. Mexico continues to be the largest foreign supplier of mangos to the U.S.”

Based on 2015 preliminary data, Michel said, the U.S. imported approximately 63 million boxes of Mexican mangoes this year, the second-most ever.

The National Mango Board and growers and importers work hard, Michel said, to ensure that imported mangoes meet USDA Animal and Plant …

AUSTRALIAN GOOD DEEDS : Queensland farmer helps build mango industry in Vietnam

ABC Rural By Eliza Rogers

Updated about 8 hours ago

PHOTO: Mango farmer Seth Morton at his family's orchard at Alligator Creek, south of Townsville. (ABC Rural: Eliza Rogers)

MAP: Alligator Creek 4816

Seth Morton doesn't fit the mould of a typical Australian mango farmer.

He has a passion for audio engineering and film, and spends most of his time tending mango orchards in Vietnam and empowering the local people.

00:00 AUDIO: Mango farmer Seth Morton shares his unconventional story (ABC Rural)

As his family-owned farm grapples with a personal loss, Mr Morton hopes to use his skills to capture the stories of people he has met.
Same crop, different cultures

Building the quality and profile of the mango helped drive the Morton family's decision to set up mango orchards in Vietnam 14 years ago.

A lot of the people in Vietnam are very, very poor... but every day they laugh and smile and they love their families... they have a very, very unique strength about them.
Seth Morton, mango farme…