Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Case For Organic Bananas

Every morning I cut up a banana to put on my cereal. I've been eating this breakfast for years--it's just so easy. Then yesterday I came across this video on Treehugger, and it made me swear off non-organically grown bananas.

The video shows a crop duster spewing pesticides over a banana plantation in Costa Rica. The narrator says the plane dusts the banana crop every day. But that's not the worst part--it's that a small village sits right next to the field. So, basically, the village inhabitants get a daily dose of chemicals along with the bananas.

This video brought home, more than words have, that our produce is grown in someone else's back yard.
video

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh, that's horrible! I am so switching to organic. I keep meaning to do it, but now I am definitely convinced. Especially that my son will probably start eating bananas soon. Thanks for sharing this!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I have been buying organic bananas, and they are only .10 more than the regular ones at the grocery store here where I live.

Thanks for sharing :)

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Eewwww this makes me mad! I've gone both ways with the bananas... but not again.

rainbowmummy said...

OMG