S3:E7 | 12.26.2019

Underground Aams Trade, Part 2

In part two of this investigation, reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar explores the underbelly of the secretive mango distribution industry. He uncovers the historical and economic reasons that importing mangoes from Pakistan has been so difficult — from regulation to irradiation. And he finally traces product to supplier.

About this Episode

In part two of this investigation, reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar explores the underbelly of the secretive mango distribution industry. He uncovers the historical and economic reasons that importing mangoes from Pakistan has been so difficult — from regulation to irradiation. And he finally traces product to supplier.

Listen to Part 1 here.

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How to Get Pakistani Mangoes

  1. Order directly from Mango Z Z and have them shipped to you. Orders open Jan 1, 2020.
  2. Order from Amir Baweja's Desi Sabzi Mandi and pick them up from an airport shipment yard. Follow his Facebook page and look for updates. Try contacting them on Whatsapp when the season begins.
  3. If you're located in New Jersey or New York, order from The Aams Dealer and pick up from his house.
  4. Try calling your local Pakistani market in June

About the Reporter

Ahmed Ali Akbar is a radio producer based in NYC. He’s the host (and writer) of the award-winning podcast See Something Say Something that covers the experiences of American Muslims. Follow Ahmed on Twitter @radbrowndads.

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