daily archive for 9. September 2008

Banana – The Fruit of the White Man

The Swedish botanist Carl v. Linné gave the banana the scientific name musa sapientum, which pretty much means “Fruit Of The White Man”. But for political reasons (let’s think about all the Black, Carribbean or indigenious people who had to harvest the banana) he had to change his perspective. Only the apes don’t give a fly about all that mess. They take bananas from everyone.