How Much Do Bananas Really Cost? The Price Farmers Pay | For Food's Sake! | CNA Insider

  • Published on Dec 4, 2018
  • Wholesale prices of Cavendish bananas from the Philippines has increased 25% in the last 3 years, according to one retailer in Singapore. Why? Banana plantations in Compostela Valley, the banana capital of the Philippines, were hit by the Panama disease in 2014, leading to a shortage in supply, driving prices up.
    Yet, farmers and contract work packers are not seeing the benefits of the price hike. So where is the money from consumers going to, ultimately?
    The series For Food's Sake investigates the factors - beyond the usual suspects of climate change and inflation - that are driving up prices of food such as chickens, cockles, bananas and rice.
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Comments • 22

  • Tiny CreatureHub
    Tiny CreatureHub 3 months ago

    Now I know bananas also bad to workers.

  • Arief Rakhman
    Arief Rakhman 5 months ago +1

    We should push fairtrade agenda, but it's difficult.. I like cheap bananas..

  • BetaTubeRaggy
    BetaTubeRaggy 5 months ago

    Can't afford it? Work harder so that you can afford everything, even though the cost is rising.

  • aho baka
    aho baka 5 months ago +5

    only rich people gets richer.

  • mike lights
    mike lights 5 months ago

    This channel is great the videos ate very well made

  • anthtan
    anthtan 5 months ago +5

    Companies which spray pesticides without protecting their workers should be heavily fined

  • Meh meh
    Meh meh 5 months ago +6

    Wah the host so handsome

  • ThatAsianDudeWhoVlogs?
    ThatAsianDudeWhoVlogs? 5 months ago

    so what we as consumers can do? Ans: DONT BUY BANANAS

  • Finance Owl
    Finance Owl 5 months ago +1

    Tough situation

  • Raeann Sum
    Raeann Sum 5 months ago +2

    I watched this on the tv at like 5.45in the morning !!!!

  • Andrew Yong Aych
    Andrew Yong Aych 5 months ago


  • Chsse Chen
    Chsse Chen 5 months ago +4

    Big global MNC need to b split up and shuffle so that competition can once again invigorated capitalism promoting innovation and lowering the cost.

  • Heng Hui Mei
    Heng Hui Mei 5 months ago +12

    this is bananas

    • SGG
      SGG 5 months ago

      I am

  • FIRELOOO123 Jr
    FIRELOOO123 Jr 5 months ago +29

    First cockles then sugar cane then now bananas shortage...when it is going to stop

    • SGG
      SGG 5 months ago

      +Ketil Aarsheim and then bacon

    • Ketil Aarsheim
      Ketil Aarsheim 5 months ago

      and cocoa

    • SGG
      SGG 5 months ago

      Soon we will have a air shortage

    • bobk 369
      bobk 369 5 months ago


    • Raeann Sum
      Raeann Sum 5 months ago

      FIRELOOO123 Jr true

  • Natural
    Natural 5 months ago +4

    Sad to not an easy job😏 I use to live in S. india and I understand how life as a farmers!!