Johnny Munkhammar skrev på denna blogg från 2004 till sin död 2012. Bloggen är upprätthållen som ett minne och som referens till Johnnys arbete av Johnny Munkhammars minnesfond.

This blog was operated by Johnny Munkhammar from 2004 until 2012 when he passed away. This blog is now in a memorialized state and operated by the Johnny Munkhammar fund.
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Friday 19/07/2024, 22:11:57

05/11/2007 2:00:33 pm
Going Bananas. A striking sight for a visitor arriving by plane to Tenerife are all the banana plantations. Quite visibly, the bananas need lots of special treatment to be cultivated there - and still they get quite small.

Bananas grow naturally in the tropical parts of the planet. Tenerife is part of the subtropical. So why are all the plantations there - providing lots of small bananas? Two answers: Tariffs and subsidies.

Instead of importing all bananas from countries with the best conditions to grow them, Europe has a protectionist trade and agriculture policy. And we all lose; tax-payers, consumers, Tenerife workers and banana producers in other countries.

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