Thursday, June 19, 2008

Yes, we will have no bananas


At that price, Americans may stop thinking of bananas as a cheap staple, and then a strategy that has served the big banana companies for more than a century — enabling them to turn an exotic, tropical fruit into an everyday favorite — will begin to unravel.
I never thought an article on bananas could be so dramatic. This is from an interesting NYtimes article on the economics of bananas and why there may be price increases of and decreasing quantities of bananas in the near future.

I wonder. Do these evil big banana companies run Banana.com, a website that gives info on banana farming and hocks the benefits of bananas? (Who else would buy the domain banana.com, besides well Banana Republic)

Alas, if bananas are going to becoming more and more rare, I suppose we can just bask in the glory of this:

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