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Banana Economics Forum Bananas are the number one exported fruit in the world, and the number one fruit eaten in nearly every country. This forum is for discussions of the economics of bananas involving producers, economists, consumers, transporters, wholesalers, and governments.


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Old 12-20-2008, 09:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The benefit of mora is that if the birds eat them all, I get more plants on the island. Mora is vigorously invasive.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The benefit of mora is that if the birds eat them all, I get more plants on the island. Mora is vigorously invasive.

With all the birds you could start selling guano
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How? I'm on a presumably isolated hypothetical island - who would I be selling guano to?
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:07 PM   #24 (permalink)
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How? I'm on a presumably isolated hypothetical island - who would I be selling guano to?
You make a good point, good fertilizer anyways.
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Last I read bananas are the 'most poplular' fruit in the world. At least, the most consumed fruit in the world.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I think tomatoes worldwide would be the most popular fruit.
I would be tempted to agree with that. Once you start thinking about how many products they make out of tomatoes: ketchup, tomato sauce/paste, tomato juice, fresh tomatoes, etc etc. I feel that this gets eaten a LOT more than people realize. BUT, if you consider the tomato a vegetable instead (but us plant people know it's a fruit anyway) then I'd have to say the banana would win. I dunno world-wide though...that's a whole different story cause there are so many different cultures that don't use tomatoes that much and some that don't eat nearly as many naners as Americans do.

All in all this is a pretty tough question and is difficult to make accurate assumptions about without some sort of hard, thorough statistical data.

PS...I've never heard of half the fruits listed in this thread!!! And I've learned about so many more fruits since being a member here! Dang, I need to go travel and gorge myself on foreign fruit!
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I believe the first significant shipment to Europe of tomato seeds and perhaps plants (along with chili peppers, guavas, and papaya) was in 1525, then on to Manilla in 1526. Prior to that, tomatoes were unknown in the old world!
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:37 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Definitely glad that occurred! *pops grape tomato into his mouth* Cause I LOVE tomatoes! The world should enjoy them in all their glory!
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