Did you know that bananas were first introduced to Europe from India back in 327 B.C. by Alexander the Great?
Since then, importation has become a norm and comes with environmental costs: Food lost between harvest and retail which the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) estimates to be 14% of the world's food, associated water wasted used for cultivation, and the equivalent of CO2 emissions from transport. This number is an underestimate as not all countries have records, even those within the EU.
Together, we can gradually reduce our environmental impacts by going local! We strive to do better by ensuring that the materials and processes involved have less to no environmental impact.