Buy fruit responsibly
We raise awareness of social and environmental problems concerning tropical fruit production and trade. Bananas and pineapples are the most popular exotic fruit species available at our shops. Banana trade accounts for the largest part of the global fruit trade. Both bananas and pineapples have similar supply chains – they mostly come from the same countries and their cultivation is controlled by the same companies. Regrettably, what they also have in common are violations of human rights and labour and environmental standards in their production and preparation for their journey overseas. We show you here what can be done to oppose violations of human and labour rights and growing environmental pollution. We suggest how to put pressure on supermarkets and food companies to make them use fair and good practices favourable for small producers. We also promote bananas and pineapples that come from organic farming or are Fairtrade certified.
Under the Dowloads
tab you will soon find digital versions of our publications. If you want to receive our publications in print, please write to us.
You can also have a look at the articles in our Resources
describing the situation of plantation workers and growers of tropical fruit. We also present the dominating role of discount stores and supermarkets in the tropical fruit supply chain.
Sign the petition
demanding fair trading conditions for farmers growing tropical fruit! In this way you can join and support our campaign for decent work and environmental rights in tropical fruit farming.
We also encourage all those interested to contact us
and follow our actions: activists, students, teachers as well as companies that want to produce and sell tropical fruit in a fair way.