Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 749 , Segment 1
Episode: Bananas & Geopolitics
- Nov 18, 2020 8:00 pm
- 34:23 mins
Guest: John Soluri, Associate Professor and Director of Global Studies in the History Department at Carnegie Mellon University, and author of "Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States" The banana is the world’s most popular fruit crop. In the last 100 years, this fruit you’ve seen in every grocery store has been central to big business, the economies of several countries, and civil rights. Mass production of this fruit has led to the genetic homogenization, making crops susceptible to disease. But don't worry, yet, about them disappearing from your grocery aisles.