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
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.
Here are links to some short but eye-opening videos on the banana industry:
|Banana Planting & Growing||Costa Rica||Dole||2.33|
|Banana Growing & Taking Care||Costa Rica||Dole||4.14|
|Banana Harvesting||Costa Rica||Dole||5.15|
|Bloody Bananas||Guatemala||US LEAP||5.50|
|Missing Seeds, Part 1||Nicaragua||Bucknell University||7.56|
|Missing Seeds, Part 2||Nicaragua||Bucknell University||9.57|
|Bananas! Trailer (Case against Dole)||Nicaragua||Fredrik Gertten||2.36|
|Big Boys Gone Bananas! (Interview with film maker)||Nicaragua||Fredrik Gertten||5.22|
|All bananas are not created equal||Peru||Equal Exchange||5.14|
Here's one created by Christi Smith and Renee Schunk.of First Congregational Church, Mankato featuring Fair Trade bananas and Bus Stop wine!