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Santo Domingo.– The European Union (EU) reduced by 50% its physical checks on aubergines and bitter melons from the Dominican Republic, a regulation to be deliberated in the coming weeks.

According to the country's EU Ambassador Alejandro González Pons, the European Health and Consumer Policies Directorate (DG-SANCO) reduced physical checks by 10 to 20% for those products.

Agriculture minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez said that this measure is a sign of recovering trust from the European market, as a result of the health and food safety policies which agricultural authorities are enforcing on products for export.

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8 comment(s)
Written by: ohhhvictor, 5 Jan 2013 1:33 PM
From: United States

Not aubergines but eggplants..
Written by: Atabey, 5 Jan 2013 1:43 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

The nightshade Solanum melongena, also known as the aubergine, brinjal eggplant, eggplant, melongene, brinjal or guinea squash, is a member of the plant family Solanaceae. The plant bears a fruit of the same name, commonly used in cooking.

Written by: MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier, 5 Jan 2013 2:53 PM
From: United States, NJ
How about the CACA_SALAMI ?Does any one knows the outcome of that big stink?
They should do the same with the banana from DR to Europe being they get preferencial price for.
Eggplant(berenjenas) is highly nourishing,specially when eaten with green plantain(both rich in iron).
Written by: Danilo This user is banned, 5 Jan 2013 3:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
The cacalami could have been a set up by the chicken sector who were hurting at that time.
Written by: MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier, 5 Jan 2013 4:24 PM
From: United States, NJ
You mean to say there is nothing serious about the findings by the University researchers? That been the case, how come the salami industry did not file suit against the lab that published it?
They were hurting by hundred of millions of Dollars ,specially in Haiti.
Written by: RoyStone, 6 Jan 2013 7:34 AM
From: Australia
Are they free-range egg plants?
Written by: Helen, 25 Jan 2013 9:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Nagua
@ RoyS - lol!
Written by: MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier, 25 Jan 2013 10:08 PM
From: United States, NJ

Berenjena,salami,mangu with onions,2 sunny side up eggs, were my favorite in El Cibao,for drinks freshly squeezed 8 oz orange juice with no preservatives added, at my grandfathers's farm in DR, just before entering school to hold me untill noon time.For lunch another 8oz of lemonade
after lunch,sweetened by molasses or brown sugar plus ice.No one could afford kokes or sodas
plus my grandparents did not allowed it ,I guess they knew what nutrition was back then.All the products consumed were grown in his farm except sugar and ice,therefore all 25 of us grandkids
could be fed at grand parents' house.
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