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BANANA

A derogatory term; acronym for Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody. Much stronger than NIMBY—Not In My Back Yard.

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On the road we met a large party of noble athletic men, going for wild bananas. I found that the ship, on account of the difficulty in watering, had moved to the harbour of Papawa, to which place I immediately walked.
On every side were forests of banana; the fruit of which, though serving for food in various ways, lay in heaps decaying on the ground.
In the less precipitous parts we passed through extensive groves of the wild banana. The Tahitians, with their naked, tattooed bodies, their heads ornamented with flowers, and seen in the dark shade of these groves, would have formed a fine picture of man inhabiting some primeval land.
All day the calm continued, and all night, while the sailors, on a short ration of dried banana, were grumbling.
After being overtaken by China, Japan has remained as the country's second top market for bananas.
Meru has crafted new laws to protect Banana farmers from brokers, who have infiltrated the sub-sector.
The banana export industry has hoisted the alert over the brain drain involving technical personnel of banana companies who have been offered higher salaries by other companies competing with the country in the international market.
Bananas are considered to be a "super food" - one of the healthiest foods you can put in your body.
The General Directorate of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Monday announced that to send bananas directly to the Chinese market, exporters must comply with certain requirements.
PBGEA, the country's biggest banana companies, export 50 percent of their bananas to Japan.
Rich in potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber, bananas are a good source of energy.