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Panama - Now Officially a "Melon Republic"

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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...

Copyright 2008 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Panama - Now Officially a "Melon Republic"
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, March 18 2008 @ 11:33 PM UTC

I love that poster of the melons. melons are very healthy and used in many ways so it pleases me that Panama exports melons.