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Equal Exchange has challenged traditional trade models for over 20 years. Starting with the coffee industry in 1986, we have since provided market access to small-scale tea producers and cacao farmers internationally. More recently, we began working with small- and family- sized nut and fruit farmers here in the United States. Now it’s time to tackle the very challenging banana market. Why? According to the USDA, the average American eats 26 pounds of bananas per year. That’s a lot of bananas - and a big opportunity for impact. The banana industry is notorious for low wages and heavy chemical use, causing major health problems across banana producing regions. Together, Equal Exchange and our banana partners are creating a trade model that respects farmers, builds communities, and supports the environment. By buying Equal Exchange bananas, you are choosing to connect yourself to these courageous banana farmers who are making history for themselves, and quite possibly, for the entire banana industry.

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