Read Amy Goodman's column about Chiquita paying off FARC militants in Colombia.
Then read "One Hundred Years of Solitude" for a heartbreaking, poetic look at the corporation's age-old practice of ruining lives and ways of life and entire villages in Central America. (Bonus: Butterflies flying out of mouths and other magic realism).
Then buy your bananas from your friendly corporate-free, farmer-friendly, organic co-op.
What I've been reading: "The Post-Birthday World," Lionel Shriver
What I've been hearing: "Gbeda Authentic," Kola Gbedu Ogunkoya