As an on-the-go student and athlete, I praise bananas for their super transportable, muscle relieving/brain reviving super-powers…not to mention affordability (thank you, Trader Joe’s trademark “19 cent banana”)!
I now recognize bananas for what they really are: a social and biological nightmare.
Let’s fast forward to present-day banana production and consumption.
1. Health Consequences:
2. Environmental Abuses:
Unfortunately, banana plantations are monocultures on steroids.
3. Economic Issues:
4. Corporate Corruption:
5. The alternatives (read: Rainforest Alliance, Organic) aren’t solutions:
Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power.P.S. Want to make a change but are worried about getting your daily value of potassium?
Now promise me that this is as close as you’ll ever get to a banana again…