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Dear Raw Vegans,

I recently bought some ripe conventional bananas (Dole label) because I ran out of my usual organic ones (Dole label), and notice the foul smell inside the core of them. I never noticed this before, but I saw something black in the middle of the banana as I bite into one of them and took a sniff and spit it back out, and I decided to invsestigate, and the others one who didn't turn back inside the core of the banana smelled a little foul as well. I have never noticed this before. And the bananas were not overly ripe, as it just right. I wind up throw out like 30lbs of bananas caused they all smell bad to me (luckily I bought the whole box for only $5)

Could this be because its non organic? I also went to the store and took a sniff of the organic ones (Dole label) and they smelled weird as well. Can somebody please tell me are they safe to eat? I just read about Dole after these events and found out they are not very ethical in the way they grow conventional bananas, I am not sure about their organic ones. So I just went out and bought a bunch of bananas from the GROW label tonight.

Please provide your input, thank you!


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Sounds alright to me, maybe its a smell youve just noticed. A smell thats been there all along.
I took a sniff of my bananas from the Grow Label today and they definately smell way different, they smell sweet and delicious, I am boycotting Dole!!
Many of the chemicals sprayed on to Bananas are systemic this means that they get right into the cells of the Banana flesh , so you are right, peeling does nothing to remove these systemic toxins.
Love and Peaches XX.
Hi Anne,
I am a subscriber on your youtube account. I love your videos!!
Thank You Jet Sung ♥
I hope the Banana situation picks up for you ♥
Love and Peaches XX
Certainly did, I bought Grow Label organic bananas from a different store, and they are amazingly delicious. I am boycotting Dole!
You are too right my friend. I just watch some video about it. Its crazy how some "expert" say its okay to eat conventional bananas but buy organic when its apples. I bet the big corp pay these people to say so.
Did you travel down to Ecuador and Costa Rica's plantations?
Hi Jet Sung,
No I have not been to Ecuador or Costa Rica, I live in South East Queensland and I have friends who grow Bananas and I get to know how toxic a lot of the 'Nana chemicals can be. And my friends' Banana growing is not even big scale like in Ecuador or Costa Rica. Most people do not see the spraying or talk to those who spray, so the chemical issue can remain a bit invisable.
Near where I live people are finding two-headed fish; due, it is thought, to the chemicals from Macadamia farms. I know many Macadamia growers and the chemicals they use are really toxic, and they spray pretty often too.
I like to support organic growers when I can.
Love and Peaches XX♥
Great Anne,

Thanks for the info. Two headed fishes are no good, my goodness. I really am starting to develop a passion for organic clean sustainable living. Our world has simply gone mad!!!

How did you get to know all these different growers? Are the Macadamia conventional or the organic ones highly toxic as well?
Sincerely yours,
Dear Jet Sung,
I tend to get to know local fruit growers in my quest to find good local fruit, also I go to a local fruit club where I have met several fruit growers.
Sadly, there seem to be very few organic Macadamia growers in Australia, but one organic grower I know has great Macadamias, and does not use any toxic sprays.
So, generally, the organic nuts would not be sprayed with toxic sprays as are the conventionally grown nuts.
Macadamia nuts are native to South East Queensland, but the conventional growers feel a need to use so many sprays because the trees are grown in mono-cultures and so become more susceptable to disease and insect attack than do single trees growing in the wild.
Love and Peaches XX♥
I've had black stuff in my bananas before - organic and conventional, Dole and Chiquita (that's all I can get here). It's like a spongy core, kinda, yeah? Never noticed a smell, though
Yup, spongy core, the ones I got stunk. I got sick last night just thinking about it. I want to a different store today and did the smell test on some Dole organics and they smell fine. It totally depends on which "Farm" they are from. They all come from different numbered farms sometimes.



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