For years I don’t buy Chiquita bananas. In short : everything was wrong with that, so environmentalists and Oxfam-people said : no organic cultivation, poison to preserve them, people working in this poison without protection, socially not OK.
And now there is this arrow poison frog relaxing on a banana with this reference : www.rainforest-alliance.com and I read more on www.chiquita.com
“Chiquita is the only global banana company to have undertaken and met the strict, voluntary environmental and social standards of the Rainforest Alliance's Better Banana Project (BBP). The Rainforest Alliance, the leading certifier of agriculture and timber products, began the BBP in 1991 in an effort to transform business and land-use practices as well as consumer behavior. Together with a network of partner conservation organizations throughout Latin America, the Rainforest Alliance evaluates, certifies and monitors the use of best management practices on banana farms -- thereby protecting water quality, worker health and safety, and wildlife habitat. Chiquita has been involved in the program since 1992.”
So, can we eat Chiquita bananas again ?