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May 31, 2013

Potatoes may be one of the best superfoods, good source of potassium

May 31, 2013 A new study's results have indicated while dark green vegetables had the highest nutrient density scores, after accounting for cost, starchy vegetables (including potatoes) and beans provided better nutritional value for the money. new study shows that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce aisle, providing one of the better nutritional values per penny than most other raw vegetables and delivering one of the most affordable source of potassium of…

Samal mangoes now ready to enter Aussie market

Friday, May 31, 2013 SWEET mangoes from the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) may soon enter the discriminating Australian market after meeting phytosanitary conditions for export, according to an Aussie expat. "We are expecting this to happen," said John Oakeshott, Philippines Horticulture Program manager of the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (Aciar), at the groundbreaking of the P10 million mango packaging facility in Peñaplata District. The…

U.S. probes source of GMO wheat in Oregon; importers suspend orders

31 May, 2013 By Charles Abbott and Meeyoung Cho WASHINGTON/SEOUL Two days after news that genetically modified wheat had been found growing in Oregon, U.S. officials said they were no closer to knowing how it appeared, while South Korea joined Japan in suspending some U.S. wheat purchases. A top official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that investigators were "pursuing many avenues" to determine how the wheat - which carries a gene making it resistant to…

Poultry and its Products Market Prices 31 May 2013

PREVAILING WEEKLY MARKET PRICES OF POULTRY AND ITS PRODUCTS FOR  4TH WEEK OF MAY, 2013 Date Day Old Chick (Rs./Chick) Broiler Live (Rs./Kg) Egg (Rs./Dozen) Minimum Miximum Average Minimum Miximum Average Minimum Miximum Average 24 3.00 5.00 4.00 110.00 115.00 112.50 67.00 68.00 67.50 25 Saturday Saturday Saturday 26 Sunday Sunday Sunday 27 3.00 5.00 4.00 135.00 140.00 137.50 67.00 68.00 67.50 28…

It’s the mango season!

May 31, 2013 Amera Marian Varghese Dear readers, Yes, I know, the mango season is here. Supermarkets are stacked with bins overflowing with these delcious beauties. A staggering variety of mangoes come in from the subcontinent during the summer months, giving mango lovers many reasons to go crazy gorging on this fruit. Apart from the amazing taste that this king of fruits (as it is often referred to in India) is blessed with, mago has great nutrients as well. It’s good to look at,…

Coffee keeps sliding

May 31, 2013 Arabica coffee futures on ICE remained in their downtrend on Thursday, falling to the lowest level in more than three years on chart-based selling while Liffe robusta tumbled for the sixth straight day to a 5-1/2 month low. ICE raw sugar weakened in a choppy session, consolidating near a 34-month low, while cocoa was little changed. Both coffee markets, ICE arabica and Liffe robusta futures, attracted heavy selling as they remained technically oversold on the 14-day relative…

Rotterdam vegetable oil prices May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013 Thursday's Rotterdam vegetable oil prices at 1600 GMT. SOYOIL EU degummed: euro tonne fob ex-mill July 2013 820.00 -10.00 August 2013/October 2013 820.00 -14.00. RAPEOIL Dutch/EU: euro tonne fob ex-mill August 2013/October 2013 852.00 -10.00 November 2013/January 2014 855.00 -11.00. SUNOIL EU: dollars tonne extank six ports option July 2013/September 2013 1230.00 -10.00 October 2013/December 2013 1150.00 -10.00 January 2014/March 2014 1160.00 -10.00. SUNOIL any…

Cotton market in weak mode

DR ZAFAR HASSAN Cotton Market: Domestic cotton prices have entered a weak phase due to relatively dull New York futures due to dullish global prices, post-election blues in Pakistan and strong stringency in the local currency market. Thus the current pace of ready cotton business is slow but may pick up after a week or ten days. The reported business volume is also comparatively small. Moreover, yarn prices are also said to be on the lower side and thus textile business is said to be…

Sugar inland freight: MoC fails to get Rs 1.75 per kg export subsidy from MoF

May 31, 2013 MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN The Commerce Ministry has reportedly failed to get amount of inland freight subsidy of Rs 1.75 per kilogramme on exported sugar from the Finance Ministry, well-informed sources told Business Recorder. Earlier, reports suggested that caretaker Commerce Minister, slapped ban on release of subsidy's amount to the mill owners in the light of directives issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan, fearing that the released amount will be given to the growers…

PH posts 7.8% growth: Agriculture

May 31, 2013 Outpaces  China, 3 other SEA countries The economy grew 7.8 percent in the first quarter, up from 6.5 percent in the same period last year, on the back of strong growth in manufacturing and construction, the government announced Thursday. The rise in gross domestic product was the highest among East and Southeast Asian countries, said Arsenio M. Balisacan, director general of the National Economic and Development Authority. Economic expansions compared. The graph…

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