“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Monday, July 19, 2010

S’pore firm to invest $500m in RI cacao industry

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 07/19/2010 10:33 AM

ADM Cocoa Pte Ltd, an intermediate cacao product manufacturer based in Singapore, plans to invest about US$500 million in the cacao processing industry in Indonesia, says a senior official.

“The company expects to process between 80,000 and 100,000 tons of cacao per year,” Deputy Agriculture Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi told The Jakarta Post on Sunday via text message.

He said ADM Cocoa had acquired land in South Sulawesi for a cacao plantation to supply cocoa beans for the company’s processing plants.

“It intends to develop a new factory or upgrade its existing plant. Talks are still under way,” he said.

“We estimate national production of cocoa beans at 750,000 tons this year,” Bayu said, adding that Indonesia exported 350,000 tons of cocoa each year.

Apart from cacao, he said, the ministry had also accelerated its campaign to promote other agricultural products, including coffee.

Accompanied by the Indonesian Coffee Exporters Association (AEKI) and representatives from 20 coffee producers, a ministry delegation led by Bayu recently toured China to promote Indonesian coffee, starting with a pitch at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.

“Chinese consumers very much enjoy Indonesian coffee,” he said, adding they preferred coffee with exotic aromas such as Toraja and Mandailing coffees. He said Chinese consumers also loved the Indonesian coffee specialty Kopi Luwak.

The Luwak coffee stand is one of the more popular stands at the Indonesia pavilion at the six-month Expo that kicked off May 1.

It serves between 300 and 500 cups of coffee each day to visitors.

“This is proof that coffee drinking is becoming more popular among the traditionally tea-loving Chinese,” Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said last week.

The government has set a new target of 5 million visitors to the Indonesia pavilion, which it hopes to reach by the end Expo on Oct. 31, after the initial target of 3 million visitors was met last week.

Bayu said Indonesian coffee producers were targeting young Chinese consumers, an estimated market of 350 million people.

“Chinese demand accounts for about 17 percent of our total exports each year,” he said, adding that exports of Indonesian coffee to China could reach 50,000 tons annually.

Bayu added that a global coffee association had included four Indonesian blends in its list of the 10 best coffees in the world — Toraja, Gayo, Mandailing and East Java. (ebf)

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