Our story – When the banana came north
Until the 1950s, bananas were a delicacy. They only became a staple food with the invention of the banana carton in the mid-60s. The carton rationalised transport and simplified trade. Today, bananas are among the top-selling items in the supermarket. We Germans eat 12 kilos – per year. And a large part of the import still goes through the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven. The banana has made northern German trading houses rich. Time for a balance sheet.
|Broadcast date||Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2019 um 21:00 Uhr im NDR Fernsehen|
|Written and directed by:||Manfred Uhlig|
|Camera:||Axel Thiede, Manfred Uhlig|
|Editorial advisor:||Silvia Gutmann (NDR)|
|Executive producer:||Brigitta Schübeler|
|Filming location:||Hamburg, Peru|