Food Wars

First, read this. It's just another of those too-good-to-be-true sorts of things. I always wondered why bananas were the cheapest thing in the entire food store. I mean, I've had suspicions... one of Men That Read's prior book selections was Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change, and according to it darn near every covert operation in our country's recent history has had to do with keeping someone in business and keeping their product cheap. In many cases, it was what sound by today's standards like relatively innocent commodities: pineapples and bananas. It would have sounded silly to call these little skirmishes "The Banana Wars", so they remain unnamed. Incidentally, there have been other food wars: The Peach Tree War, the Lingonberry War, Honey War, Pig War, and the Danish Wars, though that may have referred to the country and not the breakfast treat. Let's see, where was I? Oh yes. Feeling guilty about bringing another foodie story to your attention... "Dammit," you're thinking, "I can't even eat a *#$&@! banana without thinking of its provenance and the blood-soaked history thereof! Get out of my breakfast, Soup Peddler!" You're right, I am sorry to have brought all this up.