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  • From: "tanis cuff" <>
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  • Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Bananas
  • Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 21:41:48 +0000

But don't all the horrors listed in this posting happen in this country too ? Thanks for the reminder, but if people refuse to see what's happening in their/our own backyard, the "third world" is certainly not going to hold our attention. NAFEX & organizations like it can try to demonstrate that there IS a different way of doing things, and of wondering why things are usually done only one way (ie, whether that is right.) Test-tube orchards/ genebanks trouble me too, because usually the totality of the knowledge need to make the most of these selections is lost.


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To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Bananas
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 13:11:58 -0600

i am saddened by the lack of concern it seems that is being expressed about the underlying issues with these diseases. over the last hundred years, repressive political climates, slave labor, assinations of socialists leaders, and ignorance have been and are the tools with which banana cartels control their third world growing regions while shipping to us in the first world the fruits of worse than sweat shop conditions. no one commented at all on the issue of pesticide and fungicide exposure to workers in....

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