Why The Banana Business Of Chiquita And Dole Is At Risk

  • Опубліковано 21 кві 2019
  • A deadly fungus is spreading from Southeast Asia and wiping out whole plantations of America's favorite fruit: the banana. The tropical fruit's popularity is thanks to a few pioneering entrepreneurs, who founded Chiquita under a different name over a century ago. Now, the business they built is at risk of decimation if the fungus reaches Latin America, the source of 97% of the U.S.' banana imports.
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    Why The Banana Business Of Chiquita And Dole Is At Risk


  • CNBC
    CNBC  Місяць тому +277

    Are you worried that bananas will go extinct?

    • Michael Mantion
      Michael Mantion 2 дні тому

      The background music is PAINFUL. never add background music.

    • zen strata
      zen strata 10 днів тому

      I haven't eaten a banana in years. so... no.

    • danmar007
      danmar007 12 днів тому

      Jau Yun Well said!

    • Jau Yun
      Jau Yun 12 днів тому

      No. I'm worried that the U.S. billionaires will send troops abroad to suppress democracy and that they will destabilize poor people for profit.

    • Adli Safiy Azhar
      Adli Safiy Azhar 16 днів тому

      No in Malaysia we have a lot of banana types, cavendish will be extinct but not others... it was specifically engineered by human...plus learning from its history the company had what it deserve to get in the past...

  • Rex Longfellow
    Rex Longfellow Годину тому

    Ahh governments protecting the rights of the tiny corporation against men, women and children! Warms my heart...

  • plasma lasgun
    plasma lasgun 3 години тому

    These 'entrepreneurs' have perpetuated the 'peculiar institution' throughout latin america

  • err0r0b0
    err0r0b0 5 годин тому

    War never changes

  • James Thomas
    James Thomas 12 годин тому

    So why call it the "Panama disease" if its not even in or started in Panama?

  • joseph Stalin
    joseph Stalin 14 годин тому

    So I can literally screw over an entire industry by bringing the disease?

  • Senthil Kumar N
    Senthil Kumar N 22 години тому

    Wonderfully explained.. Thanks for your efforts...

  • Saleem Bhittani
    Saleem Bhittani День тому

    And the same US roam around the world preaching regarding the Dictorial conduct of CHINA buisness...
    The Human race has been dishonored by US than Satan

  • Epic NEd
    Epic NEd День тому

    Can you genetically modify the cavendish?

  • Jarrod Yuki
    Jarrod Yuki День тому

    gene editing can solve the problem.

  • Russ Gallagher
    Russ Gallagher 2 дні тому

    OK, United Fruit may have owned "twenty percent of all arable land in Guatemala" BUT in exchange for bananas the country was able to import rice, beans, and other food staples. You can only EAT so many bananas before you "GO BANANAS!"

  • Tripp McDaniels
    Tripp McDaniels 2 дні тому +1

    Daylight come and me want go home!

  • Kimchi Koalaa
    Kimchi Koalaa 2 дні тому

    Eve ate a banana, LOL

  • avatarion
    avatarion 2 дні тому

    Mark Moberg, eh? Of course it's a Jew demonizing white men.

  • Fuck you Fuck you
    Fuck you Fuck you 2 дні тому

    learn to code

  • Wild Fire Vodka
    Wild Fire Vodka 2 дні тому


  • Alex Barkman
    Alex Barkman 2 дні тому

    this needs to be a hollywood film

  • Shane H
    Shane H 2 дні тому

    I enjoyed your video but I wish you would have mentioned Sam Zemurray and he has a book on how he became the Banana King which is very interesting. He basically built LSU with donations.

  • Gerson Menga
    Gerson Menga 2 дні тому

    PLEASE!! Make them genetically modified and add some more vitamins. Nothing wrong with science saving fruits and food.

  • Clos MasMas
    Clos MasMas 2 дні тому +3

    The apple banana is the best
    (If you’re from Hawai’i, you know)

  • Kelsomatic
    Kelsomatic 3 дні тому

    "That crunch right there"
    That man is sick.

  • The road to Ireland
    The road to Ireland 3 дні тому

    This is bananas.

  • C A
    C A 3 дні тому

    Meh, I would not be surprised in a few years we will find out some company came up with a banana GMO plant that is resistant to these diseases, or that these companies are encouraging and spreading this disease on purpose. Cut the supply, increase the price. Fix the problem they produce and make millions on the way.

  • Daniel Ches
    Daniel Ches 3 дні тому

    I’m watching this while listening to Hollaback Girl ...

  • boeuf3000
    boeuf3000 3 дні тому

    Maybe Aho girl is going to sober up if all the bananas are gone

  • kurt6497
    kurt6497 3 дні тому +2

    Given the choice I would rather bring back a GMO Gros Michel than a Cavendish.

  • Umar Farooq
    Umar Farooq 3 дні тому

    Yes! We have no ba - na - nas
    We have no ba - na - nas to - day

  • David Renwick
    David Renwick 3 дні тому

    At 2:55 the narrator refers to Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya as "this tiny island." Approximately 1million square kms c/w Canada 10 million km2. She needs to get out more.

  • Steve Huff
    Steve Huff 4 дні тому

    I guess I better stock up on some bananas

  • The Federal Farmer
    The Federal Farmer 4 дні тому

    I like those tiny little naners with the thin skin that ripen too fast and are very sweet!

  • Freshmeat
    Freshmeat 5 днів тому

    Me to girlfriend: Don't worry, my Cavendish Banana is disease free

  • Bill Sheffield
    Bill Sheffield 6 днів тому

    Im from US retired and moved to philippines. Dole has lots of plantations here raising Cavendish all for export, but I can never find any here to buy because Filipinos don't like them to eat. I was raised on Cavendish so thats what I like but off all the varieties here none that taste good to me. Surrounded by something I like but I can't buy them.

    • Bill Sheffield
      Bill Sheffield 2 дні тому

      My wife could tell you, but I have no idea what there called, but there all kinda sweet for me. I had some kind that I was told were from Australia that were very small but tasted pretty good . I know the Cavendish are popular for export because they keep well while in transport but when that's all a person ever ate there whole life that's what the end up liking to eat, just never see them for sale here though.

    • Miguel
      Miguel 3 дні тому

      Cavendish is considered bland than the lacatan, latondan, saba, señorita, morado variety in The Philippines. It just superficially looks good hence being exported.
      What varieties have you tried in The Philippines?

  • Bruce V
    Bruce V 6 днів тому

    i never eat bananas in the US, but when I went to India, I would eat one every day. It tasted different.... i think sweeter and softer.

  • Big Pump
    Big Pump 6 днів тому


  • Amin R
    Amin R 7 днів тому

    Amazon can buy all these banana businesses!

  • mariobeans
    mariobeans 7 днів тому

    * cronch *

  • TheSantaslilhelper
    TheSantaslilhelper 8 днів тому

    EU is not a country.

  • Frank christ
    Frank christ 8 днів тому

    I H8 bananas and plantains this video stinks.

  • Fire Power701
    Fire Power701 9 днів тому +1

    I guess you can say the situation is going Bananas

    I'll see myself out now

  • Jamal Baker
    Jamal Baker 9 днів тому

    We will just develop another strain of banana that is resistant to the fungus. Democrats love to fear monger.

  • brandon miner
    brandon miner 9 днів тому

    Why i'm deep diving bananas is beyond me. But i'm fascinated

  • Ras
    Ras 9 днів тому

    I hope humanity one day brings the extinct type of banana, trough cloning, genetics or something.

  • Ras
    Ras 9 днів тому +1

    And now we say: "a Banana Republic", for such manipulated countries.


    I think yes...

    • Ras
      Ras 8 днів тому

      +Zeales Yeah, you're right. I just checked.


    • Zeales
      Zeales 8 днів тому

      Sorry but not a coincidence. This is literally the origin of the saying ' A Banana Republic'.

  • Traktakaffe
    Traktakaffe 9 днів тому

    people are dying of hunger in the world - you want me to care if bananas go away? - well, i dont, at all - luxury is blinding, i can see that

  • scottwillzrey
    scottwillzrey 9 днів тому

    The video is such a "Vox style" video that i had to double check the channel

  • Caramelo
    Caramelo 9 днів тому

    This is why I don't buy Dole or Chiquita bananas but only organic fair trade bananas. It feels good and tastes better!

  • Marc Engilbert Geonzon
    Marc Engilbert Geonzon 9 днів тому +2

    Cavendish Bananas has no match against Lakatan Philippine Bananas.

  • rob379
    rob379 9 днів тому

    Yes, we have no bananas 🍌... uaclips.com/video/PDd8shcLvHI/відео.html

  • rob379
    rob379 9 днів тому

    No real concern here...

  • John Cray
    John Cray 10 днів тому

    my monkeys get angry when i don,t have bananas

  • Matthew Ronson
    Matthew Ronson 10 днів тому

    Just because the accusation of Communist insurgents was abused does not mean one can dismiss that it was also a reality. These alleged academics use logical fallacies and opinion as if they are facts, as opposed to how a truly dedicated Academic would phrase things much more precisely, which should be a habit for such 'scholars' to do clearly and succinctly.

    This is not to be mistaken as a defense of such Fascist actions, otherwise known as Corporatism or Crony Capitalism to describe a gov't and corporate intertwining as Mussolini described it.

  • Mat
    Mat 10 днів тому

    yet no one knows how to peel a banana properly

    • Mat
      Mat 10 днів тому +1

      +Spice Master II everyone opens bananas upside down, youre really supposed to open from the part that doesnt have the "stem"

    • Spice Master II
      Spice Master II 10 днів тому

      I'm curious. What's the proper way? If you can manage to eat the inside and not the skin, seems ok to me.

  • Aonoymous Andy
    Aonoymous Andy 10 днів тому

    I'm going to start hoarding bananas and freeze them in liquid nitrogen in an underground vault

  • Julia Kaya Queen
    Julia Kaya Queen 10 днів тому +2

    I've watched a 22 minute video about bananas and I'm allergic to bananas...

  • Az4212 knowledge thirsty
    Az4212 knowledge thirsty 10 днів тому +1

    people who are against preserving a species just because itts gmo are seriously stupid

  • Raian Pia
    Raian Pia 10 днів тому

    I dont like that type of banana

  • Preoximerias
    Preoximerias 10 днів тому

    Death to the banana! A weird looking yellow abomination that tastes like garbage.

  • Fatih
    Fatih 10 днів тому

    Down with Dole and Chiquita.

  • George Dömse
    George Dömse 10 днів тому

    55 cents for a pound?! Damn, in Hungary they cost three times as much. Well, I guess then, if it comes to a shortage, the least paying country will get the least... sorry American folks! :)

    TEPPOSH 10 днів тому

    Actually, there are a lot of banana variety in the world. But cavendish are arguably having the best look and colour. But not the taste. There are lot of other variety with a better taste

  • AndreaVerdiCR
    AndreaVerdiCR 10 днів тому +1

    Why do you people eat green bananas? (yes those are still green)

  • Christopher Szabo
    Christopher Szabo 10 днів тому

    Good! The US gave Guatemala Jorge Ubico, a brutal dictator. Screw American Imperialism.

  • Andrew Dupuis
    Andrew Dupuis 10 днів тому

    I love Banana

  • North Eastern Roberts
    North Eastern Roberts 11 днів тому

    Workers should strike
    It's sad they pay employees scrap

  • eugkra33
    eugkra33 11 днів тому

    There is always money in the banana stand!

  • Gold24k
    Gold24k 11 днів тому

    It only needs a chinese man ;)

  • Candy
    Candy 11 днів тому

    What about “Effective Microorganisms” ? From what I’ve read it can eventually overcomes even the man made poisons they’ve put into the soil to grow things. If what I’ve read is true, it might even help Flint Michigan with their poisoned water issue? Here’s hoping!

  • 易靜風
    易靜風 11 днів тому

    WAIT this isn't a vox video?!??!

  • Jeremy Why
    Jeremy Why 11 днів тому

    WOW! Amazing History Lesson!
    The only thing left out was how the clothing company "Banana Republic" fits into the equation. LOL

  • Adam Baker
    Adam Baker 11 днів тому

    reason why cavendish is vunerable is because currently all commercially grown Cavendish are effectively clones

  • Cjkturtle
    Cjkturtle 12 днів тому

    Who else is watching while eating a banana?

  • proddxl
    proddxl 12 днів тому


  • Sweet Love 143
    Sweet Love 143 12 днів тому

    In the Philippines as a tropical country, there are dozens types of bananas.There's plenty of it here.

  • silvergreylion
    silvergreylion 12 днів тому

    Plants becoming susceptible to a disease is usually due to a mineral deficiency in the soil - has this not been looked into?

  • chiyerano
    chiyerano 12 днів тому

    If they are going to be GMOing bananas, then I guess I will stop eating bananas. Thank goodness there are plenty of other foods I can eat that aren't being GMOd.

  • Pedro Carcamo
    Pedro Carcamo 12 днів тому

    we are all going into keto, so bye bye! jk

  • Jacob
    Jacob 12 днів тому +8


  • Venkatram Akkineni
    Venkatram Akkineni 12 днів тому

    PLA pledges its allegiance to CCP. US Army, Air Force, Navy & Marines pledge their allegiance to American oligarchs. Both populations are deluded enough to believe their respective armed forces are saviors of human race and fight to keep peace & save innocent lives.

  • Aria Carmela
    Aria Carmela 12 днів тому

    Bananas are about the only thing people won't boycott.

  • fancy O
    fancy O 12 днів тому +2

    Please make a documentary about Oranges, i love them too and also make one about Broccoli I love me some broccoli too.

  • mon monmon
    mon monmon 12 днів тому

    The scientific name was written wrong

  • Hello Friend
    Hello Friend 12 днів тому +1

    I'm not concerned at all. Looks like it's time for crispr to step up to the plate.

  • Sweet V.
    Sweet V. 13 днів тому

    Bananas are disgusting... Only banana shake is good

  • Sweet V.
    Sweet V. 13 днів тому

    I fruits. They keep putting poop on it and make n me sick

  • 3rdCoast Chris
    3rdCoast Chris 13 днів тому

    United fruit radicalized Ernesto "Che" Guevara

  • Funnymuffler TV
    Funnymuffler TV 13 днів тому

    i actually have bought and ate gros michel bananas from the internet. they are delicious.

  • Mars 3099
    Mars 3099 13 днів тому +1

    I feel like there is some sort of greater meaning to the fact that something as seeming small asa banana could have to power to overthrow governments
    But for the life of me i cant see much morr than sadness out of it

  • badtz maru
    badtz maru 13 днів тому

    Assuming all bananas aren't wiped out (assuming any mass wipeout does happen) likely the same thing that happened before will happen again. The current 'banana' is popular banana #2, the previous favorite banana was wiped out in the 50's or 60's, I forget which.

  • Edward Stagner
    Edward Stagner 13 днів тому

    I think when we tolerate corruption in the government it ruins the place anyplace and it’s very difficult to stamp out.And when the government promises to help you could bet that that’s not gonna happen ! or it’s cost triple and the problem is not fixed.Global warming comes to mind.

  • Faux Manchu
    Faux Manchu 13 днів тому

    Cavendish is tasteless.

  • saqibq
    saqibq 14 днів тому

    This seemed like a Vox.com video!

  • Olai Dreisbach
    Olai Dreisbach 14 днів тому

    banana airines remake of yes we have no bananas is gold

  • Old Wisdom
    Old Wisdom 14 днів тому

    If your a diabetic, bananas are a banned fruit. The grain lobby and the medical industry have been pushing grains on us all our lives. See the food pyramid. Now most of America is diabetic. In WW2 the Japanese would feed their prisoners a diet high in starch (rice)with very little veg or protein. This would dumb down the prisoners making it harder for them to plan an escape but leave them able to do manual labor. Enjoy those fries and that white bun wrapped around adulterated meat and processed fat. Four walls do not a prison make, we are all imprisoned within our minds.

  • tlali
    tlali 14 днів тому

    Excuse me while I go eat my bananas before they overripen or turn completely black.

  • Roman Bukins
    Roman Bukins 15 днів тому

    I know this might sound unpleasant to some people but...

    This might be Monsanto's chance for redemption.

  • wellwisher 7
    wellwisher 7 15 днів тому +2

    I really like Bananas,, but After learning what Dole did to early Hawaii, I don't and won't support that Business!!!!!!

  • daBreakdown 1
    daBreakdown 1 15 днів тому

    When younger thought everyone was out to get the USA through history we find out the USA is the world's Bully and most Americans act like they are the victim . Then they use the word communist to hide there true intentions. Notice the white man throws those words around on labor unions black ppl that didn't vote for 45 our communist president .Really

  • Peacetoeveryone
    Peacetoeveryone 15 днів тому

    This is the result of some peoples greed and trying to push genetically modified plants... most of big companies wants to alter the natural way . SOME DISEASES comes from the laboratory who wants to control the market, wants fast money and manipulate the market....
    IT WILL come to a point later on that only a few will produce because of manipulation in the market..

  • Joy Payne
    Joy Payne 15 днів тому

    I love bananas and banana bread yummy

  • Right Wing Environmentalist
    Right Wing Environmentalist 15 днів тому

    So what you are saying is, they'll raise prices steadily because of banana going extinct and when they actually do go extinct they'll slip in the new panama disease resistant bananas and keep the prices high.