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    Banana Trade Lessons

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    “This shit is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s!” I will always remember how Gwen Stephani’s catchy tune “Hollaback Girl” finally taught me how to spell bananas. To this day I still have to sing the song to get it right, but hey, at least I learned. Learning is an essential part of life; an unknown source said it best, “if we cease to learn, we die.” This quote holds true, in that learning is imperative, as it presents us with information that can be useful when making difficult decisions. Yet, I have found that throughout the years, people seem to care less and less about what it is that they are learning – even when it comes to what they eat. Take the banana for instance, a ubiquitous and present part of American culture, and an icon of both breakfast…

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    The disease -- known as "Panama disease" or "Fusarium wilt" -- has already been spreading from Asia to different parts of Australia, Africa and the Middle East. It particularly affects the Cavendish banana, which is the fruit that consumers in the West are used to eat. An earlier lineage of the Panama disease wiped out what had been the famous banana variety in the 1960s, the Gros Michel. Producers are ensuing adopted the Cavendish banana, which was allowed as an inferior product but was…

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    mundane topic, bananas have had great historic importance throughout much of the world. Bananas have been a main source of food, spanning many years across many ancient kingdoms. The origins of the banana are rather quite hard to pin down. Though scientists believe them to have originated in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific around 8,000 to 5,000 BCE, they keep discovering older bananas. One could say that these new discoveries “drive them bananas.” The banana gets it’s name from middle…

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    What Is Race 4?

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    A derivative of the plant family Musaceae (Musa), the commercial banana has enjoyed international success as a popular dessert item in the modern developed world. Understandably, the advent of an uncontrolled banana blight would certainly have major repercussions on the world market; moreover, it would spell doom for the millions of subsistence farmers across the globe for whom bananas are still a staple food. This frightening scenario is not wholly unrealistic – in the 1890s, Gros Michel, the…

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    Silence of the Corporations: A Literary Analysis on Pablo Neruda’s United Fruit Co. Most of us tend to blame the difficulties and failures that are present in third world countries on corrupted politicians, ruthless crime lords, and uncooperative political groups. Basically, we blame these problems on internal factors. However, many of us have failed to realize that large international corporations have also played key roles in leading these nations into the state of chaos and demise that they…

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    Chiquita Case Study

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    Chiquita Brands International Inc. is a multinational producer, distributer and marketer of bananas mainly and other fresh fruit products. The banana division only consists of 19,000 employees mainly working in more than 100 banana farms in countries throughout Latin America like Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador , Costa Rica , Panama and Colombia . It has always cared about their employees who were living in houses (owned by Chiquita) in the banana farms. The company used to provide…

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    Apart from guava’s nutritional value, flavor of guava is also one of the most distinguishable characteristics of this tropical fruit. Studies on guava volatile compounds have been made using leaf, skin, fruit and fruit puree. The first publication was made on the volatile components of guava in 1970. The compounds from guava fruit were extracted using distillation. Twenty-two compounds were present in the oil: eight alcohols, six esters, three aldehydes four terpenes, one ketone and an alcohol.…

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    If a friend or a family member has ever made a banana split, then they know how messy it can be. Banana splits were made over 100 years ago. It was created in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The banana splits were originally offered to customers for 10 cents. Banana splits can also be enjoyable to create. There are tons of steps of making a banana split and you will need plenty of toppings too. If you want to create your banana split without any confusion, follow along step by step and work your hardest.…

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    in the website called observer.com, the website states that he was in violation of an unwritten rule where there can be only one prominent Jew per town. This shows that Samuel had to move a lot to find a town where there are no Jews. Also, most people didn’t like Jews, so people didn’t give him rewarding jobs. Basically, Samuel Zemurray had to work a hard life to survive with his family.Samuel Zemurray say many opportunities most people didn’t see to make money. For example, in the website…

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    Muushy Experiment Essay

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    In this study I observed two bananas over a 4 day period making observations each day at 3:00 pm. My first observation I used as a baseline to guide my observations. I put one banana in the fridge and the other on my desk. The temperature of each area remained constant over this period of time. I measured the color, the firmness, and the amount of brown spots on each banana. To describe firmness, I used a chart that I created that measures firm to mushy. The scale went from one to five where one…

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