BananitA New Year´s ResolutioN We talk and talk about climate change but most of the times none of us has previously consulted any scientific data. So, our last question of the year is whether it would be better or not to become more curious about scientific media. Because just as
Where arE BananaS Coming froM & Going tO? Bananas are grown in tropical areas. But… are there places where this fruit grows year-round? You may have read one of our first publications in the BananitaBlog. If this is so, then you already know the optimum climatic conditions to grow bananas
FinD Out About GlobaL G.A.P. BananaS Let´s us find out what a Global G.A.P. certified banana means. A worldwide leading certification for a sustainable crop production. You probably visit the supermarket once, twice or even more times per week. There you carefully select products to put in your shopping basket.
To buy or not to buy Fairtrade bananas, that is the question What’s more ethical than only buying Fairtrade certified Bananas? Maybe learning where they come from As consumers of ethically sourced products, it can make a small difference if we are also aware of what is behind a Fairtrade
Cropping organic bananas Did you know that the consumption of organic bananas is escalating? This fact is not restricted to bananas, it also covers other organic foods. Higher concern for the environment and healthy eating habits appear to be the main reasons why we, organic bananas, are becoming more popular
Bananas and Agroforestry Do you think bananas are cultivated only in large plantations? Maybe if you consider the global demand, you might believe that it cannot be met without the supply of large-scale banana farming. However, of course, bananas can also be sourced from small and medium-sized plantations that, besides,
In the following picture, how could you quickly distinguish the age of each of these banana plants? If your answer is: “I have no idea” let´s read our next post. I will explain below how you can easily do it :-): Through the
Have you ever found seeds inside your bananas? If you have, then you must have eaten a wild variety (surely with an unpleasant taste ;-)), because I, Musa spp., and all my family are cultivated without seeds. The reason: a long time ago two species (Musa acuminata & Musa balbisiana) were