BANANA SPLIT INTEREST
The future of the most consumed fruit in the world
Banana is the most consumed fruit in the world. Twenty million tons of a single variety, the Cavendish, are sold each year.
How is this fruit grown to meet the transportation, ripening and color requirements of the international market? Has intensive production made it vulnerable to a small, invisible but devastating fungus, perhaps to the point of extinction?
This film takes us from France to the West Indies to meet the scientists, producers, harvesters and carriers who are moving heaven and earth to find the banana of the future.