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The Dark and Bloody History Behind Bananas

How can we do better as consumers?

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

There are a lot of foods that changed the world, and few of them were as influential as the banana.

Buy a banana at an American supermarket and you might see the tag “Chiquita” on your banana. For most of my life, I looked at the tag indifferently and didn’t think much about it. That was until a day or two…




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