The Germans love their bananas: every German consumes around 12 kilograms per year, on average. However, many consumers are unaware that bananas are being grown in the European Union as well. Reason enough for the European banana producers to organize the traveling exhibition "Exotic Taste of Europe".
From October 30 to November 7, the exhibition stopped at Berlin Central Station. On display were agricultural crops, portraits of farmers during farming, the fruits of their labor, but also fascinating close-ups of the animals that populate the plantations, that are indispensable for the ecological balance of things.
European bananas are cultivated in the so-called outermost regions of Europe. These include Guadeloupe and Martinique (France), Madeira (Portugal) and the Canary Islands (Spain). Despite their distance from the European continent, these regions are indeed part of Europe and they are subject to all EU directives regarding social and environmental standards.
Of course, this also applies to the other agricultural products of these regions, such as tomatoes and avocados. The EU seal of the outermost regions marks the products of these regions as quality products of European origin.
Source: Neue Presse