The following photographic story by Dean Schladweiler is reprinted from the Wedge Co-operative newsletter.
A Fair Trade, Organic Banana Life Cycle
In October 2011, Dean Schladweiler, Produce Manager, traveled to Peru on an tour arranged by Equal Exchange. They visited a cooperative of organic banana growers. Here is a photographic story of the life of a banana. The growers work 365 days (366 this year!) a year to produce bananas for export. Dean will write about his trip in a future issue of At the WEDGE.