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Chiquita Boycott Going Bananas
CNews ^ | December 18, 2011 | Carol Christian

Posted on 12/18/2011 7:01:48 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. -- A radio ad will hit airwaves across the country this week, continuing the call for Canadians to boycott Chiquita Brands International after its decision to boycott oilsands crude.

The ad, created by EthicalOil.org in response to the Chiquita oilsands boycott announced last week by ForestEthics, calls on Canadians to boycott Chiquita for its decision to rely on “conflict oil from some of the world’s most odious regimes.”

ForestEthics announced Thursday it was working with the U.S. company to eliminate shipping of Chiquita bananas with fuel from refineries that use the crude.

“We wanted to call on all Canadians to boycott Chiquita products,” said Kathryn Marshall, blog spokeswoman, explaining the reasoning behind the ad.

“We think it’s important we fight back as Canadians ... and send a strong message.”

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney tweeted Saturday night: “I gather that Chiquita Bananas has no problem with Iranian oil, but is boycotting Canadian oil. No more Chiquita bananas for me.”

A variety of comments condemning the company and condemning the oilsands can be found on the blog site in response to the ad. Marshall acknowledged that not everyone is going to agree, but the point is to get people talking and talking they are.

“We get all kinds of people debating on our blog and we’ve also set up a ‘Boycott Chiquita’ Facebook group. There’s a ton of debate happening on that wall which is really great and people sort of taking personal boycotts into their own hands,” she said, offering three examples from the page....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnews.canoe.ca ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; chiquita; greenscam; oil
Boycott Chiquita Brands! Admittedly, easy for me because I don't like bananas. But from now on instead of not eating a banana a day, I won't eat TWO!

Hank

1 posted on 12/18/2011 7:01:53 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball; Jim Robinson

Has to be the weirdest thing ever posted to Breaking News.


2 posted on 12/18/2011 7:09:53 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I’m just curious.

Bananas are .59/lb at my local grocer here in Hoosierland.

How much are they in say...Ottawa or Toronto?

How much does Canadian healthcare hit the costs of food?


3 posted on 12/18/2011 7:12:34 PM PST by digger48
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Sounds like Obama has a Chiquita in his pocket.


4 posted on 12/18/2011 7:14:54 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I’ll stick with Bananco or Gorilla’s Choice.


5 posted on 12/18/2011 7:19:18 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

If the Keystone XL pipeline gets built, the ecoweenies will be trying to get other useful idiots like Chiquita to boycott the oil because it is that nasty tar sands oil. Leaves more for me.


6 posted on 12/18/2011 7:31:46 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: digger48

When we lived in Canada (late 90’s)....bananas were VERY cheap...like 39 cents/lb


7 posted on 12/18/2011 7:33:39 PM PST by goodnesswins (Banning Christmas (and Christmas decorations) is something that commies do.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
The Banana Song (Chiquita Banana), 1946
8 posted on 12/18/2011 7:38:55 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Well.... We have the fruits now, the nuts are next.


9 posted on 12/18/2011 7:39:31 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Well.... We have the fruits now, the nuts are next.


10 posted on 12/18/2011 7:39:43 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Not only that, the sailors on those banana ships are wearing underpants made by 12-year-old Vietnamese girls who are only paid 32 cents an hour!


11 posted on 12/18/2011 7:42:35 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Starting well, how can Chiquita boycott tar sand oil. I don’t think they grow bananas in Canada, well at least not outside. And once they get the bananas to Canada what would they do that needs oil? You know typing Canada and banana can confuse the fingers. Well I guess they could put them in trucks? Does Chiquita have it’s know banana trucks in Canada?

has Hank ever been to Canada to eat a banana?


12 posted on 12/18/2011 7:46:44 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I will for you.)
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To: Fiji Hill
LOL!
..hadn't heard that in more than 40 years. ;-)

13 posted on 12/18/2011 7:47:06 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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The ad, created by EthicalOil.org in response to the Chiquita oilsands boycott announced last week by ForestEthics, calls on Canadians to boycott Chiquita for its decision to rely on “conflict oil from some of the world’s most odious regimes.”

Bad writing is bad writing.
14 posted on 12/18/2011 7:48:02 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I understand what they are trying to do, but it’s in vain. This isn’t going to stop Arab oil from being sold. Getting bananas involved is, well, just bananas.


15 posted on 12/18/2011 7:50:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: ThomasThomas; County Agent Hank Kimball
Tell us Hank!

16 posted on 12/18/2011 7:51:05 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I’m just scratching my head as to why a banana company might be buying crude oil.

Is there also a Chiquita Banana Canada Refinery? I somehow doubt this.

What I don’t doubt is that some kneejerk enviroleftist cooked up this oilsands boycott idea, with no idea that Chiquita Banana had any way of distinguishing refined petroleum products produced from oilsands from any other refined petroleum products.

Meaningless symbolic boycott, meet meaningless drop in the bucket boycott. One can’t move the needle due to impossibility, the other won’t move it much.


17 posted on 12/18/2011 7:58:44 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The point really isn’t about Arab oil. It’s about punishing Chiquita for boycotting Canadian oil shale. If more and more companies get on that bandwagon....it won’t be good!

Hank


18 posted on 12/18/2011 8:04:16 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away. Num)
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We should support our Canadian brethren in this. We are still good with Dole, right?
19 posted on 12/18/2011 8:06:13 PM PST by D Rider
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Why does Chiquita not like Canadian shale oil? Why does it not realize that any boycott of a fungible item is in vain?


20 posted on 12/18/2011 8:09:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good questions both.

I’d add, though, that whyile boycotts of a fungible item are in vain overall with respect to cartels, they aren’t with respect to individual competing brands - even if the goods are fungible. So unless Chiquita’s competitors oblige it by private-labelling or some such thing, a boycott could have lots of impact on Chiquita.

Hank


21 posted on 12/18/2011 8:18:02 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away. Num)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

This has to be the craziest astro turf campaign I’ve seen in years.

What a complete and utter failure. What type of failed PR marketing exec would greenlight such a ridiculously idiotic astroturf campaign?


22 posted on 12/18/2011 9:32:22 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Aw gee shucks, I’m feelin good about teh ‘nucks
For standin up an refusin to kowtow
To the eco-wackos over Kyoto
Oh Canada, glorious and free
Standing on guard and Chiquita free!

The idea may sound funny but I’m all for this boycott. Companies pandering to the eco wack jobs as their marketing strategy ought to be made to feel the pain. No more Chiquita, amorosita!


23 posted on 12/19/2011 4:23:16 AM PST by Da Mav
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