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Earl’s Organic to distribute Crespo mangoes

By Andy Nelson

May 23, 2016 | 2:47 pm EDT

Earl’s Organic Produce will distribute Crespo organic mangoes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco-based Earl’s will be the exclusive regional distributor of Mexican-grown Crespo mangoes shipped by Nogales, Ariz.-based importer R.C.F. produce, according to a news release.

EURO MARKET : Mango market stabilising again

“Demand and prices for airplane mangoes high”

Trade in mangoes has been very good in recent weeks. The current market situation is different compared to a month earlier when the market was still ‘screaming’ for this tropical fruit. The supply of seaborne cargo has increased again up until now. 

“Because the volumes of boat mangoes will be sufficient for now, the market will stabilise in coming weeks,” says Ive Lambert of Starfruit.

Airplane peak

Lambert indicates that demand for boat mangoes is slightly less right now, and that prices have dropped. 

“Demand for airplane mangoes, on the other hand, is very high. Currently, there is limited supply and prices have increased sharply. The smaller supply is because Ivory Coast has left the market, and just a few boats are underway, but no air cargo. I expect this will continue peaking for at least two more weeks. We already received some Mexican mangoes, but most importers will only start these in a few weeks.”

Senegal is late

In terms of origins…

Bayer defies critics with $62 billion Monsanto offer

Business | Mon May 23, 2016 8:01am EDT
Related: DEALS


The corporate logo of Bayer is seen at the headquarters building in Caracas March 1, 2016. Picture taken March 1, 2016.

German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer has offered to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion in cash, defying criticism from some of its own shareholders in a bid to grab the top spot in a fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.

The unsolicited proposal, which includes debt, would be the largest foreign takeover by a German company if accepted.

The move, which would eclipse a planned combination of Dow Chemical and DuPont's agriculture units, comes just three weeks after Werner Baumann took over as Bayer CEO, and was condemned by a major shareholder as "arrogant empire-building" when news of the proposal emerged last week.

Giving details for the first time, Bayer said on Monday it would offer $122 per share, a 3…

WILL MANGOES BE EXEMPT ???: Correa changes game for Ecuador banana exporters

23 May 2016

From today, all terminal handling charges for reefer containers are to be billed by port authority Contecon direct to shippers, increasing the cost by up to US$500 per container.


Reefer Trends

HERE WE GO AGAIN : India's mango exports face threat of ban

Higher pesticide residues and discovery of pest and diseases in some consignments can result in ban

Dilip Kumar Jha | Mumbai May 23, 2016 Last Updated at 10:20 IST

Exports of mangoes from India are under severe threat due higher pesticide residues than the prescribed limit by the global standard and discovery of pest and diseases in some consignments.

The issue came to the notice of Indian authorities when the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates (UAE), issued a warning to Indian exporters, bringing to notice the high level of pesticide residues (exceeding the permitted limits) in Indian mango. Apart from mangoes, the UAE ministry has also found pesticide residues higher than the prescribed limit in chilli, pepper and cucumber consignments.

The UAE market contributes over 70% of India’s overall annual mango exports. The fear is that if Indian exporters do not adhere to the global guidelines of Codex standard of pesticides residues then the UAE may probably ban …