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.


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.

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