Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Name that fruit: part 2

My second purchase was a Manila mango. Although it looks like a new potato, it's really just a small mango. Despite it's Filipino name, it's actually grown in Mexico. This fact is apparently a topic of debate however, as both Mexico and the Philippines want to sell them worldwide.

The Filipino government is upset that the Mexican government might profit from THEIR Manila mangoes, so they're thinking of trying to patent the fruit.

The article I read was dated 2005, so I don't know what the update is, but I guess even a seeming harmless fruit can be political.

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