Originally Posted by Nicolas Naranja
Ultimately, the responsibility lies with the consumer. The average banana consumer wants a blemish free fruit, and they want it cheap. So, how do you get blemish free cheap fruit. You spray it constantly and use cheap labor. I have planes that fly over my house to spray fields across the street. If consumers would accept a tight husked sweet corn with salmon colored silks and cob, that plane would fly far fewer times over my house.
Out here that would translate to prices paid by packing houses.