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Banana Wars [electronic resource]: Global Fury Over a Humble Fruit

Illegitime defense
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The history of the banana trade is as politically loaded as that of coffee or oil-and yet it has received scant media attention over the decades. This documentary addresses that information void, exploring links between corporate power, Western governments, and developing nations that are heavily dependent on banana production as a result of colonial and post-colonial influences. Viewers gain an understanding of disputes between U.S.-supported Latin American countries wanting liberalization of European markets and the E.U.-allied ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) states, which have traditionally enjoyed tariff preferences. An ideal case study for coursework focusing on the economics of globalization.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
52 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 24, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Global Fury Over a Humble Fruit
Contents
  • What Goes into a Banana? (1:30)
  • Huge Stakes in the Banana Market (1:27)
  • United Fruit Company (1:38)
  • Banana Republics (1:29)
  • Justification for Colonial Development (1:14)
  • Common Market Organization for Bananas (1:38)
  • Control of the Banana Market (1:33)
  • Changes in the Banana Industry (2:51)
  • Disintegration of the European Banana Market (1:37)
  • Fighting Globalization of the Banana Trade (1:43)
  • Dwindling Number of Banana Producers (1:38)
  • Cost of Labor in the Banana Industry (2:03)
  • Dole Banana Growing Conditions (0:57)
  • Banana Labor in Costa Rica (1:39)
  • Fight for the Right to Unionize (1:13)
  • Labor Organization in Costa Rica (2:00)
  • Environmental Impact of Banana Industry (1:49)
  • Pesticide Run Off from Banana Industry (1:44)
  • Use of Chemical Products on Banana Plantations (2:50)
  • Long Term Effects of Chemical Contamination on Banana Plantations (1:52)
  • The Center for Agricultural Research for Developing Countries (1:16)
  • GAP Certification (1:47)
  • Fair Trade Bananas (2:22)
  • Rethinking the Cavendish (1:41)
  • Variety in Bananas (1:20)
  • Who Sets the Price for Bananas? (1:55)
  • Will the Deregulation of the Banana Trade Reinstate the Price War? (1:53)
  • Deregulation of Global Trade (2:19)
  • Sustainable Banana Economy (2:24)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2008.
Publisher no.
41172 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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