Going bananas

I’ve noticed how bananas have shot up in price over the last few months, but I attributed it to the current, across-the-board escalation in grocery prices.  My e-maginary friend, Amy, blogged a wee bit about bananas, and linked to a really interesting article.  It’s from the NY Times, and is a short history of the banana in the U.S., and its threatened future.


About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on June 26, 2008, in Cooking/Baking/Food/Recipes, Shopping. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It’s amazing to think that such as simple thing could be regarded as exotic. But then, my parents hadn’t the faintest idea what olive oil was and pasta was something that came in a tin. When we can manage the time we get an organic box delivered which is all locally produced or seasonal food. It is possible to grow bored of broccoli, however.

    And (political bit) yet another example of the false economies of scale caused by globalisation…

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