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The Banana As We Know It Is Dying…Again

Nathaniel Scharping Discover Magazine
At the heart of the conflict is the sturdy little fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense; it infects and kills banana plants and, since the banana industry relies so heavily on one species, it is spreading steadily across banana-rich Southeast Asia and into Australia and the Middle East.


Chiquita's Abandonment of Gulfport for New Orleans

Joseph B. Atkins Labor South
After receiving major bribes from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindall, Chiquita is abandoning Gulfport Miss. for New Orleans. This is another chapter in United Fruit/Chiquita's sorid anti-union history.
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