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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 10. 23rd May 1973

Eat island bananas

Eat island bananas

Sir, — The manager of Fruit Distributors referred to the profit on Ecudadorian bananas bolstering up the "losses" on island bananas "and the ships go back empty".

It is sound economy to eat island bananas if we must eat [unclear: banana] which though, not so attractive in appearance have a less weighty skin and should be eaten when the spots appear.

And what about the beautiful Australian bananas?



The paragraph omitted as indicated was as follows:

If the conditions in which Equadorian bananas are produced were generally known, if we must eat bananas, most people would never eat another. Banana imperialism depends on a poverty conditioned labour force admirably described in the book "Meat is for Special Days" by a Peace Corps volunteer, a mature man and skilled agriculturist.

Incidently I know ANANA means pineapple.

Yours sincerely,

Chris E. Gardner