More about Bananas

BANANAS ARE THE MOST TRADED FRUIT IN THE WORLD 

GENERALLY JUST ONE VARIETY IS AVAILABLE - AND CHEAPLY TOO 

DOESN'T THAT PROVIDE FOOD FOR THOUIGHT

Bananeras de Uruba, Colombia

The availability of Fair Trade bananas in the USA has increased about 10-fold over the last decade. That is good for Fair Trade bananas producers. 

Fair Trade USA's annual Almanac provides the details.

But bananas present consumers with many difficult issues. Here are two good sources on these, one is British and the other two American. Click on the logos.

Banana Link UKUSLEAPEqual Exchange

 Here are links to some short but eye-opening videos on the banana industry:

SubjectRegionSponsorMins.
Banana Planting & GrowingCosta RicaDole2.33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_85YZbn3asw

   
Banana Growing & Taking CareCosta RicaDole4.14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1DBQgAJTWg

   
Banana HarvestingCosta RicaDole5.15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gduSoLtdqVQ

   
Bloody BananasGuatemalaUS LEAP5.50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeCu8ZqaIN4

   
Missing Seeds, Part 1NicaraguaBucknell University7.56

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wD7WRLD5ok

   
Missing Seeds, Part 2NicaraguaBucknell University9.57

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-WTda9-faU

   
Bananas! Trailer (Case against Dole)NicaraguaFredrik Gertten2.36

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VYPQ6jJKWY

   
Big Boys Gone Bananas! (Interview with film maker)NicaraguaFredrik Gertten5.22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylbvrMtTris

   
All bananas are not created equalPeruEqual  Exchange5.14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUMqqDUJOmw

   

 Here's one created by Christi Smith and Renee Schunk.of First Congregational Church, Mankato featuring Fair Trade bananas and Bus Stop wine!