Panama - Now Officially a "Melon Republic"
Tuesday, March 18 2008 @ 10:42 AM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - For the first time in decades bananas are not the #1 export in Panama. In 2007 Panama exported more than $115 million dollars worth of melons according to numbers recently released by the Nation's Comptroller, pushing the $111 million dollars worth of bananas to the #2 position. So I guess that means we are now officially living in a "Melon Republic." Well, we already knew that, didn't we? But seriously folks, I remember just a few years ago when melon production for export started up in a big way, so this is a new and growing trend. Banana production and export was hit last year due to the efforts to get Chiquita Banana out of Panama (after more than 90 years.) So, Melons - big and getting bigger. It's all good...
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