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 • 2 801

  • CNBC
    CNBC  Il y a 4 mois +349

    Are you worried that bananas will go extinct?

    • Ezequiel Pedroza
      Ezequiel Pedroza Il y a 18 jours

      It could be a plague mentioned in the bible.

    • Ginger Kitty Project
      Ginger Kitty Project Il y a 29 jours


    • pete welch
      pete welch Il y a mois

      stupid question because there will be lab grown bananas in 10 years. so NO! fake news

    • Michael Pettersson
      Michael Pettersson Il y a mois

      @AEtheGOD I have a choice of several types of potato at the local grocery store, we need to do this for bananas as well.

    • Jumpin Nemo
      Jumpin Nemo Il y a mois

      They are. Its CONFIRMED

  • 13thSystem
    13thSystem Il y a jour

    You can say the world went bananas

  • George McGovern
    George McGovern Il y a jour

    Americans used to prefer the Grosse Michael but they were wipeout...they are stuck with the Cavendish.

  • Charuhas Kshirsagar
    Charuhas Kshirsagar Il y a 4 jours

    Capitalism for the wealthy and the rich , oppression for the poor and the deprived.

  • Adrian Jimenez
    Adrian Jimenez Il y a 6 jours

    Lol 😂

  • Luthfan Ikhsan Munir
    Luthfan Ikhsan Munir Il y a 9 jours

    Gedang goreng

  • Givepeace Achance
    Givepeace Achance Il y a 11 jours

    my bananas are turning brown before ripening, i have green and brown bananas, what changed this year in how they are managed in the USA? 3 different grocers same result, CNBC can you answer this?

  • Anthony St Hilaire
    Anthony St Hilaire Il y a 13 jours


  • Gustavo Medrano
    Gustavo Medrano Il y a 15 jours

    After the chaos they created with the killing, rapes, overthrown democracies in central america sometimes i can't even look at a banana...

  • zack trever
    zack trever Il y a 15 jours

    Yes, we have no ban-an-as
    Good job cnbc - more vice-style reports

  • Ezequiel Pedroza
    Ezequiel Pedroza Il y a 18 jours +1

    This plague has already arrived in Colombia.

  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson Il y a 20 jours

    i know it may be tragic for all the lazy people. but plantains are better. and lets face it. my neighbor has a fantastic ass but she is not single...

  • Alquimista
    Alquimista Il y a 25 jours

    Noooooo!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Kerv D
    Kerv D Il y a 26 jours

    #Awesome story. As usual sick greedy American company for the United States of America Empire.

  • King Beef
    King Beef Il y a 29 jours

    The white man will do anything for money

  • Madison McKenzie
    Madison McKenzie Il y a mois

    Absolutely love these informative mini-documentary type videos. Please continue making them.

  • Great Outdoors
    Great Outdoors Il y a mois +1

    It happened

  • Tre Israel
    Tre Israel Il y a mois

    If the bananas were seeded and not injected with GMO that wouldn’t be a problem

  • The truth
    The truth Il y a mois

    As of August 2019 TR4 has finally reached the Latin Americas. Now it’s just a matter of time before the cavendish joins the gros michel. Once again the U.S proves how really corrupt and evil it really is

  • Risky Nights
    Risky Nights Il y a mois +2

    Colombia announced TR4 has arrived in Latin America and announced a national emergency

  • Huy Nguyen
    Huy Nguyen Il y a mois

    avocados have about 10x more potassium than banananana

  • Patrick Baptist
    Patrick Baptist Il y a mois

    BTW IF you think Adam and Eve ate an actual fruit like apple/banana then you will not be able to understand the Bible at all, that is just false doctrine taken out of context by idiots and parroted by the ignorant that don't do their own study work.

  • Patrick Baptist
    Patrick Baptist Il y a mois

    They go great with peanut butter. My kids love em and eat ALOT of them, but they aren't our fav, apples and berries are which are more healthy anyways.

  • fabian fabi
    fabian fabi Il y a mois


  • Bob Joy
    Bob Joy Il y a mois

    gmo and phage therapy can solve this mess easily

  • JailGuide
    JailGuide Il y a mois

    Here's a video of a dumpster full of bananas... frclip.com/video/wdjZ50Ay1ZY/vidéo.html these videos pop up weekly of freegans finding food that could have been donated....

  • NDP Films
    NDP Films Il y a mois

    So that decease is kinda like Bitcoin...Once it's on the wild nothing can stop it ;)

  • Aashish
    Aashish Il y a mois

    Cavendish banana has quite dull taste when compared to other banana varieties grown in Asia, but it is not as fragile as others and is bigger in size. That's one of the reasons GM food is so popular in America, cause so long as it is good looking despite lacking taste or perhaps nutrients as well, it will sell.

  • Ryan Tran
    Ryan Tran Il y a mois +1

    "By the way it's lookin DWIGHT, I'd say he's a dirty,"
    "oh god"
    "Yeah go get em dwight!"

  • cetriya's Art n Comics Channel

    good riddance, I feel sorry for those who lost jobs but as they weren't paid well and forced to work... I don't like these bananas anyways. you can get plenty of potassium and lots less sugar from other produce

  • Shopify Expert
    Shopify Expert Il y a mois

    Hahahaha Good Stuff

  • teijeiro74
    teijeiro74 Il y a mois +1

    Huh!! The competition.

  • digiryde
    digiryde Il y a mois +1

    Funny thing is the same claim that was used back then that those who would protect the people from the companies as communists is still being used today for the same purpose. What I hear is if you are not for our wealth and control, you are a communist. And this is why the problems exist in all of these countries today.

  • a.m. remorse
    a.m. remorse Il y a mois

    Fascinating. If the cavendish succumbs then maybe we can grow an appreciation for the plantain. When ripe you can fry those bad boys up and they’re damn delicious. Maduro. I’ve never once had a banana and went “ahh this is just so damn delicious”. Bananas are typically a let down like continental breakfast in which it happens to be a prominent feature of.
    Don’t even get me going on plantain chips. Amazing.

    • lovesgibson
      lovesgibson Il y a mois

      Have you tried ripe organic bananas? They’re almost always sweeter and more complex flavor than conventional bananas

  • Mohame Farah
    Mohame Farah Il y a 2 mois +1

    Am eating banana while watching this.....

  • Dima Gass
    Dima Gass Il y a 2 mois


  • Frank Smith
    Frank Smith Il y a 2 mois

    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 2 mois

    do american fried their banana?

  • Gustavo Medrano
    Gustavo Medrano Il y a 2 mois

    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 2 mois

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

  • jim beam
    jim beam Il y a 2 mois

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

  • Keith X
    Keith X Il y a 2 mois +1

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

  • Veronica Rossi
    Veronica Rossi Il y a 2 mois

    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 2 mois

      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 2 mois +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 2 mois

      @Riki Rikin kanayin Idiot.

    • Riki Rikin kanayin
      Riki Rikin kanayin Il y a 2 mois

      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 2 mois

    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 2 mois

    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 2 mois

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

  • Soumyakanti Chakraborty
    Soumyakanti Chakraborty Il y a 2 mois

    US is a criminal enterprise of white businessmen.

  • Doug SwampRat
    Doug SwampRat Il y a 2 mois

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

  • jb411000
    jb411000 Il y a 2 mois

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

  • Muf
    Muf Il y a 2 mois +2

    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 2 mois

    Amazon is the modern United Food.

  • Father Finger
    Father Finger Il y a 2 mois


  • For Love And Hugs
    For Love And Hugs Il y a 2 mois +6

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

  • chancy319
    chancy319 Il y a 2 mois

    This is just propaganda to increase banana prices.

  • Leam D
    Leam D Il y a 2 mois

    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 2 mois

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

  • kdfosifki
    kdfosifki Il y a 2 mois

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

      NEGUS MBARKA Il y a 2 mois


  • Kai Zhang
    Kai Zhang Il y a 2 mois

    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 2 mois +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 :/