Why The Banana Business Of Chiquita And Dole Is At Risk

  • Ajoutée 21 avril 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

Commentaires • 2 768

  • CNBC
    CNBC  Il y a 2 mois +324

    Are you worried that bananas will go extinct?

    • borko masterimot
      borko masterimot Il y a 3 jours

      Yes, I'm really worried!

    • Brijesh Patel
      Brijesh Patel Il y a 9 jours

      You must use the resistant gene in Cavendish for them to still survive.

    • Victor Salgado
      Victor Salgado Il y a 21 jour

      The question must be, Are we worried that Cavendish bananas will go extint? And the answer is NO, at least here in Latin America we eat many variety of bananas, and in different ways.

      NEGUS MBARKA Il y a 25 jours

      CNBC el pulpo will continue

    • markeen mehogne
      markeen mehogne Il y a 27 jours

      yes, people will have hypokalemia.. (lack of potassium in the blood)

  • Mohame Farah
    Mohame Farah Il y a 21 heure +1

    Am eating banana while watching this.....

  • Dima Gass
    Dima Gass Il y a 2 jours


  • Frank Smith
    Frank Smith Il y a 3 jours

    If you've ever been to Southeast Asia, you know there are FAR more interesting and tastier varieties of banana, which make the Cavendish seem boring in comparison.

  • demsy ciu
    demsy ciu Il y a 6 jours

    do american fried their banana?

  • Gustavo Medrano
    Gustavo Medrano Il y a 7 jours

    same thing that happened with bananas is happening today with oil, look at the USA backing an evil monarchy in the middle east, trying it best to get in a fight with Iran and Venezuela, those are real humans suffering at this moment and it looks like things could go worst for them in the future while people in the usa don't even know all the wars the usa have been involve in the last 5 years direly or indirectly... and the media love backing those wars and don't say anything about it or try to prevent or get out of those wars...

  • julius jones
    julius jones Il y a 8 jours

    This is the kond of nideo my tax sdkollars are pauing for

  • jim beam
    jim beam Il y a 8 jours

    It's all their fault ...they took all the seeds out of everything....WE ARE SCREWED!

  • Keith X
    Keith X Il y a 11 jours

    Nothing has changed . Banana, drugs, opium, oil, sugar, banking ... wars declared on behalf of the cooperate interest.

  • Veronica Rossi
    Veronica Rossi Il y a 11 jours

    In Argentina we get all sorts of bananas. We have red bananas that are tiny, and yellow normal ones, and then a smaller version and a tiny version.

    • Chris Gilliam Man Stuff
      Chris Gilliam Man Stuff Il y a 8 jours

      I grow several varieties in my yard, but rarely get any. Can't wait for my first red ones to make.😉

  • Joseph Mai
    Joseph Mai Il y a 13 jours +1

    How bout gmo bananas and I know people would say gmo is bad but gmo saved the Hawaiian papaya

    • Chris Gilliam Man Stuff
      Chris Gilliam Man Stuff Il y a 8 jours

      @Riki Rikin kanayin Idiot.

    • Riki Rikin kanayin
      Riki Rikin kanayin Il y a 13 jours

      Oh shut up you white people and your mono agriculture practises are destroying many varieties of plants so people pay for your seed this why you create problems in other nations and you have refugees crisis and than you cry about themis thanks to central american slave labor and land giving to united fruit company that stablish your first multinational by putting puppets government at some point something in your brain has to click that is not working out for you.

  • Salman Ariffin
    Salman Ariffin Il y a 14 jours

    Before you eat a banana, always remember the number one rule:
    1. Never make eye contact while eating a banana

  • Erick Palacios
    Erick Palacios Il y a 15 jours

    Ah, the greedy capitalist monster that is the US. Such a horrible national history any way you look at it. SMH

  • Konstantinos Valkanas
    Konstantinos Valkanas Il y a 16 jours

    2:54 did she just called Papua a "tiny" island??? Wth

  • Soumyakanti Chakraborty
    Soumyakanti Chakraborty Il y a 16 jours

    US is a criminal enterprise of white businessmen.

  • Doug SwampRat
    Doug SwampRat Il y a 17 jours

    The US causing conflicts and trying to politically influence other countries? No, never. *cough* oil *cough*

  • jb411000
    jb411000 Il y a 20 jours

    Give me a break. Not hearing from an America 'expert'.

  • Muf
    Muf Il y a 20 jours +1

    You forgot to mention the part where researchers in Honduras over the past 30 years have bred a variety of banana with a taste similar to the superior Gros Michel but resistant to all known forms of Panama disease, without the use of genetic splicing (GMO). It's called the Goldfinger.

  • Hanyue Li
    Hanyue Li Il y a 22 jours

    Amazon is the modern United Food.

  • Father Finger
    Father Finger Il y a 23 jours


  • For Love And Hugs
    For Love And Hugs Il y a 24 jours +3

    I don't think Cavendish bananas are that good....it's flavorless compared to Asian types

  • Roshan Panda
    Roshan Panda Il y a 24 jours

    yes, esp American women. They are Bananas after Big Bananas.

  • chancy319
    chancy319 Il y a 24 jours

    This is just propaganda to increase banana prices.

  • Leam D
    Leam D Il y a 25 jours

    So basically the US is largely responsible for supressing the rights of latin americans and thus largely responsible for the migrant crisis.

  • Markstubation01
    Markstubation01 Il y a 25 jours

    I'd be interested to see what a Gros Michel taste like.

  • kdfosifki
    kdfosifki Il y a 26 jours

    What is the song playing during the history portion? :D

      NEGUS MBARKA Il y a 25 jours


  • Kai Zhang
    Kai Zhang Il y a 26 jours

    You forgot to mention operation PBSUCCESS, a coup d'etat carried out by CIA, authorized by U.S President Eisenhower, to overthrow the democratically elected President of Guatemala and installed a dictatorship, just because Guatemalan wanted to take back its own banana land :) and "Communism" is nothing but a label that U.S government uses so that its terrorism seems somewhat righteous.

  • Sarah Vittrup
    Sarah Vittrup Il y a 27 jours +1

    i really dont understand the fear of GMO if we have the knowledge we can improve these plants to fit our every need, it seems like a the perfect solution.
    i also scuff at people who only want food made in thier own country :/

  • Blake McAndless
    Blake McAndless Il y a 27 jours

    That colonialist apparatus that lead to genocide and generations of civil war in Guatemala and elsewhere is still firmly in place today. And people wonder why there are caravans.

  • t84t748748t6
    t84t748748t6 Il y a 28 jours

    wait u call it panama disease but it hasn't reacht latin america i thought panama is in latin america

    • t84t748748t6
      t84t748748t6 Il y a 28 jours

      ya watch the hole video and nowe i understand

  • Mr. P. Enis
    Mr. P. Enis Il y a 28 jours

    I'm eating a banana right now

  • QBuild Pro
    QBuild Pro Il y a 29 jours +1

    Banana sounds like such a silly word

  • shaa141
    shaa141 Il y a mois

    USA murdered 3000 people's for bananas myself never believed USA did war for oil but now I am believing

  • Zyo
    Zyo Il y a mois

    So before oil, there is banana. America always finds way to wage wars.

  • Farid Manshaii
    Farid Manshaii Il y a mois

    Just use CRISPR-CAS9 to create immunity to the disease and fungus.

  • emeaney3
    emeaney3 Il y a mois

    so we'll have to settle for another of the 1000's of banana varieties...

  • Vinod Nair
    Vinod Nair Il y a mois +1

    Well we are lucky, we have 100s of banana varieties in Kerala.

    MARIN Il y a mois

    I did'nt know there was so much blood in our bananas.

  • Dadson worldwide
    Dadson worldwide Il y a mois

    yes because there all one dna .bannas have been attacked before .
    this means one disesse can effect then all

  • David Rodriguez
    David Rodriguez Il y a mois

    You should have covered also the political and social mess the united fruit company and another big companies did in central america specially

  • Bcat BB
    Bcat BB Il y a mois

    I don’t mind, never did like this variety much anyways.
    I prefer the smaller and much sweeter one

  • asd asdasdad
    asd asdasdad Il y a mois

    Minions left the chat

  • Jacob Mecklenborg
    Jacob Mecklenborg Il y a mois

    This video missed the wild episode in Chiquita history when it was bought by Cincinnati insurance and gas station magnate Carl Lindner, Jr., and moved around 1987 from New York to a midwestern city with a small-time local media. Except in 1998 the Cincinnati Enquirer hacked its internal voicemail system and uncovered all sorts of illegal stuff going on. Uncle Carl and his army of lawyers attacked The Enquirer and forced it to retract that stories, pay it $10 million, and sign an agreement to never write an investigative piece on another Lindner-owned business. dlib.nyu.edu/undercover/chiquita-banana-expose-cincinnati-enquirer

  • Earl Gray
    Earl Gray Il y a mois

    Banana Cabana

  • fa rang
    fa rang Il y a mois +1

    0:20 "specifically we like this banana : the cavendish" lol no that's the least good of all bananas but it's the only available since it's the only one produced on an industrial level, wrong premice i'm afraid

  • neptune dragon
    neptune dragon Il y a mois

    mass extinction on the way. nature must balance the ever-growing bannana population

  • Don KiksBiscuits
    Don KiksBiscuits Il y a mois

    Soon there will be too many people and not enough bananas or they aren't growing fast enough to supply the demand

    • Twatical
      Twatical Il y a mois

      Anything else Einstein?

  • Louis Vargas
    Louis Vargas Il y a mois

    CiA is responsible for this Panama disease.

  • Bearded Elder
    Bearded Elder Il y a mois

    Change the hair style, lose some weight and remove those disgusting nails.

  • Batam City Tour
    Batam City Tour Il y a mois

    In Indonesia we prefer our native Bananas instead of that filthy genes Cavendish GMO, why so? because we prefer the smaller variance for fried Banana snacks and the wild variance one with seedlings for Banana Chips... Cavendish costs about S$0.60 per pcs... Which is expensive for the mainstream Indonesian... Please do not export your filthy genes in our market...

  • Lanijiro _
    Lanijiro _ Il y a mois

    Cool video. Thanks

  • Mary A
    Mary A Il y a mois

    WOW - heard about the infamous US banana companies running rampant in Costa Rica - didn't know about the Colombia massacre ! JUST MORE PROOF of the "Evil Empire" treating Latin America as its "backyard". PLEASE read "Secret History of the American Empire" by Perkins (Amazon.com). As a "corporate hitman / jackal", he participated in bribing, blackmailing, and otherwise coercing 3rd World leaders into "dancing to Uncle Sam's tune". If they refused, the US military was sent in as "Mafia enforcers", to bring REGIME CHANGE to the country. SOUND FAMILIAR ???

  • blue03r6
    blue03r6 Il y a mois

    bananas are actually highly genetically modified. GMO. food for thought. what you buy at the store is not how a banana looked 100 years ago. fruits in general are full of sugar. sugar is shown to be the causes of many cancers in the latest research. you can actually gain weight eating bananas and other fruits. these companies are just lying their asses off to consumers about the health benefits of their products. fruits should only be consumed in small amounts

  • Al Bundy
    Al Bundy Il y a mois

    Machine Gunning 3000 civilians , " Name of Freedom " or Just " Greed " then and now Nothing Change from American Imperialism .

  • Augustine Lee
    Augustine Lee Il y a mois +5

    i should really think twice before buying chiquita anything ever again. even dole....

  • Genius by Design
    Genius by Design Il y a mois

    Great VID !!! MORE PLZ

  • David Canatella
    David Canatella Il y a mois

    Transport economies always mean slavery and murder, so i'll eat only my own thanks.

  • Ali Labeeb Alkoka
    Ali Labeeb Alkoka Il y a mois

    Honestly this is one of the many problems with living this modern lifestyle.
    People in living in Europe and the United States wanting to eat tropical fruits.
    So as a result of everyone wanting to grow the same bananas all over the world to supply the demands of a few countries that can not grow it locally.
    Basically a disease breaks out killing the very type of bananas that are in demand.
    Not no mention if you believe in global warming / climate change all of the carbon and other resources that are used to supply you with banana.
    Honestly people just need to eat what can be grown locally in their region of the world. Do not like what is available think about living somewhere else where you can get it.

    Honestly the future is going to be very different than today no matter what and it will probably be in that people will just not be having all of the goods that were once available.
    Bananas is very likely to be one of the goods.

    Honestly the only real way to save the bananas is going to be GMO. I am not against GMO. The only reason that GMO are need or even exist is to supply unnatural demand for limited few varieties of produce to being with which is the product of modern consumer demands of wanting everything to be the same.

    Bananas have Panama Disease
    Citrus have Greening Disease
    I am sure there are others out there.

    Allot of people do not understand that. GMOs are going to be needed if you are going to want certain foods. Otherwise you are just going to have to live without the produce in your life.

    The future is either GMO produce or just not having certain produce. The choice is in the hands of the consumers.

    PS I grow bananas in my back yard and have different kinds. I have studied about edible plants as a hobby.

  • NL3044
    NL3044 Il y a mois

    Oh so the US gave Colombia a dose a freedom for their own foreign interest? this doesn't sound like the selfless world police US we all know.........

  • Danto Johnson
    Danto Johnson Il y a mois +1

    There go the hippies with their anti GMO nonsense...

  • Stoic Park
    Stoic Park Il y a mois

    Inflating the price of banana incoming.

  • Joshua yew
    Joshua yew Il y a mois

    There are so many banana types in Malaysia i am from Malaysia

  • Rafał Mańka
    Rafał Mańka Il y a mois

    Bananas are not responsible for violence in Latin America. Socialism is.

  • J O
    J O Il y a mois

    * bonana

  • Yifan Wang
    Yifan Wang Il y a mois

    banana Republic...

  • John Q Country
    John Q Country Il y a mois

    cnbc fake news garbage.

  • MassDynamic
    MassDynamic Il y a mois

    there are other species of banana anyways. no biggie

  • Scarlett Cobain
    Scarlett Cobain Il y a mois

    I was listening to this while cleaning my room and heard “EL PUTO” not el pulpo lmao 🤣

  • Carlo Munoz
    Carlo Munoz Il y a mois

    Even in Costa Rica, banana companies are infamous for the terrible conditions the gave to workers and the corruption they brought, even today, with a much more solid state, they are not great. By the way, the term "Banana Republic" is a very offensive term, think of it as an N-word of sorts.

  • Coisa DaLatinoamerica
    Coisa DaLatinoamerica Il y a mois

    Who here heard El Puto?