Demeter bananas mean biodiversity! These delicious yellow fruits are not the only thing growing on Demeter banana plantations – they also provide a home for thousands of living organisms in and above the ground. After all, Demeter farmers do not spray pesticides, choosing instead to ensure soil fertility in a natural way. They also dedicate at least 10 percent of their land to biodiversity.
Bananas are healthy, that is well known – the perfect fruit and a source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are considered a whole meal and are popular with young and old.
Bananas are also a problematic fruit though – precisely because of their popularity. Global demand leads to monoculture cultivation, optimised for mass, which can destroy entire ecosystems. This is accompanied by massive use of chemicals: the banana industry is a sector with high pesticide consumption. This has devastating consequences for the soil, groundwater, and biodiversity. Above all, the health of the workers on the plantations, who are sometimes exposed to the highly toxic chemicals without protection.
Biodynamic farming methods stand for a regenerative and sustainable agriculture.
Find on this page why Demeter bananas are special and how our farms care for biodiversity, soil fertility and more. Scroll down to meet the farmers and find amazing banana recipes! Enjoy!