I Was at Whole Foods Yesterday.
Good to see they had Fair Trade Certified Bananas (Both Organically Grown and Not Organically Grown).
I went for the Organic ones.
Find out about Bananas and Fair trade
El Guabo Coop (Ecuador) article from Equal Exchange
“The story of El Guabo, one of Equal Exchange’s farmer partners, is a success story in grassroots organizing. In 1998, 14 small-scale banana farmers in southwest Ecuador decided to take the tremendous risk of sending one container (about 38,400 lbs) of bananas to Europe with the hope of selling it directly to a supermarket. By cutting out the middleman, they took the power back into their own hands. With the sale of this first container, the El Guabo Association of Small Banana Producers was born. The entrepreneurs transformed themselves from individual, marginalized growers into a democratically run organization with access to the international market.”
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