Durante esta versión del evento, se destaca la gran participación de ponentes internacionales, quienes abordarán diferentes temas interesantes para los comercializadores, exportadores y productores de mango.
Congreso Internacional de Mango Ecuatoriano en su III edición
Durante el jueves 30 de agosto, el brasileño Aldo Malasavi ofrecerá su conferencias “Nuevas tendencias para un eficiente monitoreo y control de la mosca de la fruta”. Por su lado, William Watson dará su conferencia “Consumo del mango en el Mercado Americano: Promoción, Investigaciones y Nuevas Tendencias” para orientar a los participantes sobre el mercado actual del mango en los Estados Unidos y la comercialización del mismo.
This illustration of two different disk models shows overhead views of the structure of the protoplanetary disk that encircled the newborn Sun 4.6 billion years ago. The Sun's family of planets agglomerated from dust and ices within the disk. The major difference between the two models is the location of the so-called snow line, which divides a warm, dry area of the disk from an icy, turbulent region. In the standard disk model, shown at left, Earth formed beyond the snow line, in an icy region. Our planet should, therefore, contain lots of water because it formed from ices that would have been a major fraction of its composition. However, it's estimated that less than 1 percent of Earth's mass is locked up in water, which has puzzled scientists. In the new disk model, shown at right, Earth formed in a warmer, dry region, outside the snow line, which is much farther away from the Sun. This model explains why Earth is comparati…
FIRST, there was fat. Then came sugar. FOODNEWS scarcely goes a day without receiving a plethora of press releases and news snippets about how bad for you tasty food condiments are.
Newspapers frequently warn consumers about salt in canned vegetables, or about sugar in juice and canned fruit.
The processed food industry is well aware that certain consumers want good, wholesome, healthy products which are low in sugar, salt, or whatever the latest baddie happens to be. That, at least, is the theory.
But when Campbell Soup Company reduced the sodium in its soups by up to 45%, a dip in sales prompted a swift about-turn.
It appears that for many consumers, it was a case of the head says no, the heart says yes – whatever the blood pressure readings are.
This raises the interesting question of where a manufacturer’s responsibilities lie. Is it the role of food producers to dictate what goes into consumers’ diets?
Planting a tree in your yard is probably the easiest way to offset your carbon footprint.
During the course of a lifetime, all of those carbon-absorbing leaves will make a significant contribution to the health of the planet. If it’s a fruit bearing tree, it’s also a regular source of juicy, vitmain-laden fruits.
This Saturday, 28 July, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is holding its annual mango tree sale, so if you want to be able to enjoy your own sun-ripened mangos, get yourself along to the park from 9am onwards.
“We will have over 500 grafted Mango trees in three gallon pot size available for purchase,” says John Lawrus, general manager of the Botanic Park. “There will be over 20 varieties for sale including Alphonso, Bombay, Carrie, Cogshall, DOT, East Indian, Edward, Fairchild, Glenn, Graham, Haden, Ice Cream, Jakarta, Julie, Keitt, Kent, Lancetilla, Mallika, Nam Doc, Neelum, Rosigold, Val Carrie, and Valencia Pride.”
On the plus side there is its vibrant lifestyle, its diverse and beautiful landscape with heart stopping vistas, its rich culture and history and of course its fabulous coffee.
On the debit side there is its unfortunate place at the top of the world league of cocaine producers and a reputation for violence born out of South America's longest running armed conflict, between government forces, left wing insurgents and right wing paramilitaries.
And then there are its emeralds.
To those who covet the sparkling green gems, Colombia is where the very finest stones - those with the deepest colour and fewest imperfections and trace elements - are to be found.
Emeralds have been mined there since antiquity and were as much prized by the Incan nobility as they were by the Spanish conquistadors who spread across the 'new world' in the 16th century.
Today, Colombia is responsible for almost two thirds of …
Colombian emerald magnate Victor Carranza is approaching his end after a long battle with cancer, and his demise could spark a bloody war for control of this lucrative industry, with a long list of criminal groups waiting in the wings.
It is impossible to talk about the emerald trade in Colombia without mentioning Victor Carranza. He is said to have complete control over the industry, and has been instrumental in shaping its trajectory over the last two decades.