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Sun Apr 28, 2013, 06:50 AM

32. Wild bananas can be wonderful.

 

They can be sweeter and much more fully flavored than the ones sold in American grocery stores, especially when wild bananas are allowed to ripen on the tree and not harvested green to ship.

Bananas don't always grow true from seeds and seeds are not the primary way banana plants are reproduced. Basically all the bananas you eat and buy from major grocery stores chains are clones. They are Not genetically modified like you describe. The seeds are NOT bred back and forth to get the perfect banana (though they may have been many long years ago). Today no seeds are used in growing and selling bananas. They are rootstocks or rhizomes that are split and replanted. I know of no GMO manipulation that is used on rootstock and rhizomes. So, they aren't in any way like GMO because seeds are not used in producing the banana you picture above.

Organic labels are sometimes abused but most are not. To get an organic label a farmer must pay well over $1500 a year. And the farmer is rigorously inspected. That's why the cost of organic certification is so high. It pays a private inspector to come out and evaluate you. Now private inspection can easily lead to private bribes and manipulation. But I have noticed that those farmers who claim to be organic but are NOT, don't stay in business long. Customers who truly want organic or Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) know what they are looking for.

I've been selling CNG produce for the last five years here at the farmer's market. What I notice is that those farmers who claim they are organic or CNG, but really are NOT, will quickly lose their customers. Yes, some customers are fooled for a short time but they soon catch on and stop buying from the guy who is faking it. Serious customers who are looking for real organic foods (and not just a lower price with a label) are very aware of what to look for when purchasing organic produce and they aren't fooled for long.

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