Bananas

A Trip Down Ethical Memory Lane

Harriet Lamb | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Harriet Lamb

We all remember with horror the great-aunts who would exclaim: 'My how you have grown'. In my case, it was especially excruciating as it usually meant I'd grown out rather than up, unlike my tall siblings. Fast forward several years and suddenly we've all become that aunt. Before we know it, we find ourselves parroting the same words when children we haven't seen for a while, have suddenly shot up.

Easy Cherry and Banana No Churn Ice-Cream Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I'm not a Mum who treats sugar as the devil. I have a very sensible (well I think so) theory that by saying something's off limits you create all kinds of both negative and exciting connotations. Dieting, giving up smoking, stopping dating unsuitable men... by saying it's off limits all of a sudden we all want it more. So this recipe is a welcome surprise.

As Well As Poisonous Spiders You Can Now Add Venomous Scorpions To The Nasties Lurking In Your Bananas (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

As if browsing the fruit aisles wasn’t already an experience fraught with danger, a live scorpion has turned up in a bunch of supermarket bananas. ...

Banana Muffins With Pecans, White Chocolate and Streusel Topping

Lucy Parissi | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Parissi

These muffins can be put together in a matter of minutes - they are incredibly easy and oh-so-tasty. The ground almonds and coconut make them very fluffy and moist, while the streusel topping provides crunch. Eat warm from the oven, as a tea time treat or grab one for breakfast on-the-go.

Easy Banana and Toffee Muffin Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I often listen to Radio 4 at my desk, with a hot cup of tea. Is it wrong to be mourning these daily treats already? I'm not naive. I know it'll be mighty busy but do you think there might be time for half an hour a day? Perhaps with one of these muffins? Who am I trying to kid...

'It Was Like A Horror Film': Suspected Nest Of Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spiders Found In Family's Bananas (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

It’s been fairly quiet on the oh-my-god-poisonous-spiders-are-smuggling-themselves-into-Britain-via-banana-crates front, of late. We’d go so f...

Banana Split: Fairtrade With Value as Well as Good Values

Judith Batchelar | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Judith Batchelar

Some of you may know that it's currently Fairtrade Fortnight, a campaign that celebrates 20 years of Fairtrade, and the focus this year is on bananas. Earlier this week, the Fairtrade Foundation looked specifically at the cost of bananas and the impact that competitive pricing of one of the nation's favourite snacks was having on banana growers in developing countries.

Make Bananas Fair!

Harry Hill | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Harry Hill

The Fairtrade banana farmers I visited in Ghana twelve years ago have since built schools, clinics, health insurance and much more with their Fairtrade premium - thanks to the hard work and dedication of farmers together with the shoppers over here buying Fairtrade. But, more importantly, the workers feel empowered knowing they are selling their bananas on better terms of trade. This Fairtrade Fortnight we're calling on the government to work with supermarkets to treat all banana farmers and workers fairly.

Why Banana Wars Are Causing Misery For Small Farmers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The Government is being urged to launch an investigation into "price wars" which are holding down the price of bananas and could force farmers in deve...

What You Should Know About The Brazilian Wandering Spider (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Following in the footsteps of the venomous false widow spider comes the Brazilian wandering spider – a bigger, fatter and badder arachnid on all cou...

PICTURES: The World's Most Deadly Spiders Scurrying Out Of Sainsbury's Bananas

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Top Ten Facts About The Brazilian Wandering Spider (PICTURES, VIDEO) A family were forced to flee their home after an infestation of the ...

Unpeeling The Importance Of Bananas

PA | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

Scientists have unpeeled the genetic code of the banana to reveal information that may improve future crops. Bananas, first domesticated some 7,000...

Why Bananas Are Healthier Than Sugary Energy Drinks (And Just As Effective)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Forget swigging on a sports drink before a workout, eating a banana will give you the same energy boost - and is better for you - claim a team of rese...

Who Put the Euro in David Cameron?

David Schneider | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics
David Schneider

For me, it's clear. It doesn't matter how rich you are, the consequences of not being in Europe can be a devastating blow. Just ask Manchester City.