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Bridging the gap
People throughout the world enjoy the sweet taste and firm flesh of the mango. They use the hundreds of varieties in drinks, sauces, stews, salads and ice cream — not to mention, peeled and cut. Many pick mangoes right from the tree while others must wait to purchase them in their local stores.
Here is the journey a commercial mango makes from Haitian farm to U.S. table.
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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded “Yonn Ede Lot” (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne (“Lamontay”), Haiti from 2007-2013. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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by J.O. Haselhoef, The Haitian Times
March 9, 2022
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