Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > General off-topic
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24.01.2016, 23:04
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 13,518
Groaned at 171 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 9,650 Times in 5,510 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Bananas - threatened with extinction

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35131751

Will we eventually lose our favourite fruit?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24.01.2016, 23:10
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vaud
Posts: 936
Groaned at 74 Times in 44 Posts
Thanked 916 Times in 553 Posts
yacek has an excellent reputationyacek has an excellent reputationyacek has an excellent reputationyacek has an excellent reputation
Re: Bananas - threatened with extinction

A fate of a mono culture. We will get much more expensive other varieties, and maybe grown in a more sustainable way. So no more sweat potatoes.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25.01.2016, 01:49
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 7,520
Groaned at 164 Times in 139 Posts
Thanked 8,542 Times in 4,680 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bananas - threatened with extinction

Interesting, some many years ago I was in the Canary Islands and they were full of abandoned banana plantations.
I was told the reason was that the bananas did not meet European standards; whether that was true or not I have no idea.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 25.01.2016, 06:32
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 10,969
Groaned at 542 Times in 342 Posts
Thanked 10,570 Times in 5,407 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bananas - threatened with extinction

Quote:
View Post
Interesting, some many years ago I was in the Canary Islands and they were full of abandoned banana plantations.
I was told the reason was that the bananas did not meet European standards; whether that was true or not I have no idea.
I think it was more likely the irrigation water became too expensive. There was a fight between European growers and the US growers, with one side claiming that straight/curved bananas were not acceptable for Europeans. I think the French won the fight, and we no longer see Fyffe's bananas here. So maybe your Canary Island plantation belonged to Fyffe's ?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 25.01.2016, 07:53
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9,181
Groaned at 528 Times in 400 Posts
Thanked 11,933 Times in 4,672 Posts
Richdog has a reputation beyond reputeRichdog has a reputation beyond reputeRichdog has a reputation beyond reputeRichdog has a reputation beyond reputeRichdog has a reputation beyond reputeRichdog has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bananas - threatened with extinction

Quote:
View Post
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35131751

Will we eventually lose our favourite fruit?
This is pretty old news, it's been around for years now. However it's unlikely all narnas will go extinct. We hope.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 25.01.2016, 09:04
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 8,851
Groaned at 86 Times in 77 Posts
Thanked 7,396 Times in 3,732 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bananas - threatened with extinction

Quote:
View Post
Interesting, some many years ago I was in the Canary Islands and they were full of abandoned banana plantations.
I was told the reason was that the bananas did not meet European standards; whether that was true or not I have no idea.
It's possible that as Sbrinz said they were Fyffes bananas. But they could have been another variety. they grow or used to grow a variety of small bananas on the Canaries, Madeira and the Azores. These do not meet the standard of the EU to be sold on the European market. (One thing I hate about the EU!)

So they can only be sold internally. The. Of course they are more expensive than the mass market Cavendish banana and there is little market for them.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cops threatened with sack [employment termination] neddy Swiss politics/news 18 04.03.2015 18:22
Threatened with being fired scotty3032 Employment 37 02.03.2012 21:49
Cleric bans women from touching bananas Nyonais International affairs/politics 44 08.12.2011 00:00
Only been in the job 6 weeks but being threatened with termination.....EU permit hold cse102 Employment 15 02.07.2010 23:40


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 14:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0