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Banana Prices Going Bananas
We don't mean to go on and on about those Big Bananas Down Under, but it seems that the Aussies themselves are also going a bit bananas about the yellow bendy fruit at the moment.
If you're traveling around Australia right now, hopefully you're sticking to apples and oranges for your vitamins. After Cyclone Larry wiped out 90% of Australia's bananas mid-growth, prices are sky-rocketing. You can pay up to $10 a kilogram instead of the regular price of around $2.
All this has led to some particularly scandalous activity around our favorite Big Banana near Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. Believe it or not: some nasty criminals nicked 30 bunches of bananas from a plantation there this week. Doesn't sound like much, but police calculate that's worth $6000 at the moment. So, backpackers: Don't buy black-market bananas. You're only helping the crims.
[Image via areyarey/Flickr]
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