29 April 2014

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EU Bans Indian Alphonso mangoes and four vegetables

EU Bans Indian Alphonso mangoes and 4 vegetables

The 28-member European Union has temporarily banned the import of Alphonso mangoes,   and four vegetables namely eggplant, the taro plant, bitter gourd and snake gourd, from India from May 1, 2014

A revision of the ban will take place before December 31, 2015.

The recent decision by the grouping's Standing Committee on Plant Health came after 207 consignments of fruits and vegetables from India imported into the EU in 2013 were found to be contaminated by pests such as fruit flies and other quarantine pests.

UK's Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) that is backing the ban said it was necessary due to pests which could threaten the country's 321 million pound salad crop industry of tomato and cucumber.

Let us hope Indian government will prove scientifically that they are good otherwise Indian government should teach our Indian farmers how to do farming

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Kirtivasan Ganesan April 29, 2014  

Indian government will say why are they exporting, when there is so much hunger here.
Hope a new government will help in promoting science and farming.

Bikram April 29, 2014  

I did not know, I was actually looking forward to mangoes being imported here..

but i cant afford too many of them they are SO EXpensiveeeeeeeeeeee

almost 2 pounds for ONE mangoe. .. doesnot matter what size..


Usha April 30, 2014  

May be USA will also follow the ban or start inspecting mango consignments. Here people wait for Indian mangoes to arrive in Indian grocery stores, they are all sold out very quickly.

They are very expensive, 3-4$ each mango whereas Mexican mangoes are 8-10$ dozen. I stopped buying Indian mangoes because it is difficult to get good stain free mango, many times they are not edible. They need to pick best quality slightly unripe mangoes, time line, packing technique is important so that mangoes reach here in edible form.

Few years back curry leaves were inspected at California port and they spotted use of some pesticide. Instant curry leaf ban was imposed all over America..it went on for few months.