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Why are bananas so cheap?

Jun 23, 2023
They’re less expensive than other grocery staples, including tomatoes. But they were once considered a luxury item, like caviar.
Bananas are one of the cheapest items at the grocery store, but they used to be considered a delicacy.
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Inside the battle to save the banana

Jul 31, 2020
A small bioscience startup in Britain is taking on a disease that threatens one of the world’s favorite fruits.
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Spoofing: An explanation using bananas

Apr 22, 2015
Marketplace Editor Paddy Hirsch explains "spoofing"
A woman stands with bananas during the 2015 edition of the Paris International Agricultural Show in Paris. 
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The business of bananas: Very big

Mar 10, 2014
U.S.-based banana purveyor Chiquita Brands is merging with Ireland's Fyffes plc.

The bananapocalypse is upon us

Mar 6, 2014
The world’s fourth most valuable crop is threatened by a fungus.

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