Interesting. Didn't know Fyffes till a few seconds ago. I've been past their Dublin offices on walks towards Jameson's. Further east on Rogerson Quay they're gentrifying old warehouses etc. There are photos out and about as to how the Tropical Fruit Warehouse looked back in the 60's. There are a few photos of boats/warehouses laden with bananas and Guinness.What about Fyffes? a bit of name dropping: the founder of Fyffes was from Dundalk and was a comrade of my grandad in the fight against the Crown Forces at the GPO, Dublin in 1916.Looks like there's a lot to live up to, given the various banana wars and support of Chiquita Bananas (formerly United Fruit Co.) by politicians on both sides of the aisle.USA banana production just 0.01% of world supply. They must do a lot better to live up to the new name.
The biggest danger to USA banana production is Drosophila melanogaster, not politicians.
Well, the point I was making is that the current politicians have lots to live up to in regard to wars for any stupid cause they see fit as part of our lovely Military-Industrial Complex. The American military (notably Navy and Marines) were part and parcel of banana wars in the early part of the 20th century. Not to mention the fact that Dulles, as CIA director, was vested in interests of United Fruit Co.