In the last 100 years, over 500 species of animals have gone extinct and many more may face the same fate in the near future. Around half of the world’s coral reefs have died in the last 30 years. Nearly 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been lost in the last 50 years. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to WWF.
The scenario is daunting, but if we react firmly and swiftly, we can still do something about it.The direct consequences of human interaction with Nature in the last 100 years has posed serious threats to life in this planet.
Global warming, air pollution, water contamination, soil erosion,
natural resources depletion, uncontrolled deforestation and animal extinction are among the negative consequences we have provoked to the natural environment and our own lives.
This has been an unsustainable one-way relationship with Nature, dangerously approaching expiration date. Sadly, we are running out of time. Research suggests that to turn the tide we must transform the way we produce and consume food, including reducing food waste and eating food with a lower environmental impact.
Nearly 70% of total annual world greenhouse gas emissions come from just 10 countries, with the US ranked in second place behind China. Countries and corporations need to address this issue promptly. But this is a task for everyone, each individual effort counts, let’s all do our part.
We are in the most northern organic banana exporting region in the world. Our organic bananas shipped to the US West coast travel less than half the distance compared to other exporting countries, having a 50% reduced carbon footprint.Furthermore, we have committed ourselves to produce zero carbon footprint bananas by 2025.
Literally, billions of plastic bags are used in the US by conventional old-school supplying standards. Single-use plastic bags end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. They take centuries to decompose and when they do, they contaminate the soil and water reserves. We can stop the use of plastic bags.
We believe plastic bags should be banned from the fresh produce industry and replaced by environmentally friendly options, where needed. Bananas should not be sold in plastic bags. Bananas have the advantage of having a natural thick protection of their own. Why add another one? Help us eliminate plastic from the produce industry, don’t pick up plastic bagged fruit.