How Barnana's Delicious Snacks Help Tackle Food Waste

Derek Ma Oct 20, 2023
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Table of Contents
  1. Banana waste problem
  2. Barnana Solution
  3. What else do I like about Barnana, and where can I find them?

Our food system is broken. Farms and producers are constantly being pushed to increase their yields, typically at the expense of workers and the environment. 


Unfortunately, this overproduction has led to overconsumption and huge amounts of waste.


The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that up to 40% of the food in the United States is never eaten! 


In other words, imagine purchasing five bags of groceries and immediately throwing away two.



Banana waste problem


When it comes to bananas, the amount of this fruit that goes to waste is staggering. It is estimated that almost 50% of all bananas produced go to waste.


You probably already know that bananas have a short shelf life. 


On the counter, bananas stay fresh for two to seven days. 


Eventually, they will turn black and mushy. 


However, these overripe bananas only make up a portion of all bananas that are thrown away.


According to the World Resource Institute, 70% of the food produced in Latin America is exported. 


Of this food, 56% of it is wasted before the food has even reached distribution.


Fresh bananas can be rejected for export and thrown away because they have scuffs, are too ripe, or are not the perfect size. 



Barnana Solution


Barnana is a company that has turned its business into part of the food waste solution. 


Their mission is “To provide innovative, healthier, delicious, banana-based snacks while minimizing our impact on the environment.”


This company takes bananas that normally go to waste and turns them into tasty snacks. 


They have upcycled millions of bananas and have partnered with farms in Latin America. 


In other words, they take the bananas that would have been thrown away for having scuffs or not being the perfect size and use them to create their products.



What else do I like about Barnana, and where can I find them?


I like how Barnana’s products are certified USDA Organic and made using only a few simple, organic ingredients. 


I also like that this company is a Certified B Corporation.


You can find their products at local grocery stores throughout the U.S. They became available at Costco in 2019 and Target in 2020.  


You can purchase their products with free US shipping on their website


Or you can purchase them through Amazon. Whichever way you receive them, we know that you will enjoy them. 


Table of Contents
  1. Banana waste problem
  2. Barnana Solution
  3. What else do I like about Barnana, and where can I find them?