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Old 05-15-2014, 08:02 PM
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I HATE bananas. My folks made me eat an apple or a banana every day because it was "good for me". Guess what two fruits I never eat now. Bananas have a certain amount of potassium but other than that there are dozens of fruits that are just as nutritious and taste better.
and this is exactly why you never try to force your kids to eat anything

ive got two friends that will rarely touch a veggie because their mothers forced them to eat them when kids

i also have a friend that is over 300 lbs because his mother wouldnt let him eat sweets as a kid,,,so he gorged on them as an adult,,,he was 450 lbs
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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There are many varieties of bananas so it's a shame that the one variety is grown commercially everywhere. In Hawaii we have all kinds. The flavors are even more varied than all the different kinds of apples

List of banana cultivars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Now, you have me wondering if the bananas that I eat just about every day are GMO?
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I read the story on the decline of the Chiquita variety a few years back and never heard anything else until reading this.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Okay, I found some information about GMO bananas and products. I am putting a sticky into my wallet with the information regarding labelling.


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A genetically engineered (GE or GMO) banana would be: 84011
How To I.D. Genetically Modified Food at the Supermarket - Cooking Forum - GardenWeb

But this article contradicts the labeling and also has valuable links:
Jeffrey Smith: PLU Codes Do Not Indicate Genetically Modified Produce

I'll sort through what is a real banana during my next shopping outing. Eating whole foods used to be such much easier.

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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There are many varieties of bananas so it's a shame that the one variety is grown commercially everywhere. In Hawaii we have all kinds. The flavors are even more varied than all the different kinds of apples

List of banana cultivars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I've had a few different varieties of banana. Strangely enough, I've never tried plantains.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Bananas were developed on Atlantis. Haha!
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:11 PM
 
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in smoothies,
Agreed. A banana, a scoop of sunflower seed butter and some vanilla protein powder. Yum!! Nearly every morning before work.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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There are many varieties of bananas so it's a shame that the one variety is grown commercially everywhere. In Hawaii we have all kinds. The flavors are even more varied than all the different kinds of apples

List of banana cultivars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yep, kinds and flavors far superior to the ubiquitous Cavendish we see most often in the mainland markets.
However, on the Big Island - you will see 'banana quarantine' signs on the road over by Kona, now.

I love bananas of all kinds and have eaten them in many different ways around the globe. Google for 'over-ripe banana recipes'.

We have been through this mono-culture problem before. . . Remember the US corn blight back in the 60's - and how about the potato famine in Ireland - we just don't seem able to figure out that maintaining heirloom varieties of plants results a bank of genetic diversity - which, while they may offer lower profits due to lower crop yields, you have a much better chance of having a plant stock with some natural resistance to new diseases.

But we refuse to learn....
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Don't worry guys, the banana is doing just fine!

https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-most-...225843761.html
A better banana with Mozart? - Food & Drink - Life & Style - The Independent
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