What does it mean if I buy bananas with a P6 label on them?
As a customer, when you make the decision to buy a P6 banana, it means that the people producing your bananas are paid a fair price for their product. It means the farmers have had a voice in the decisions made by the cooperative that they belong to. It means that those farmers are able to stay on their land, instead of working on someone else’s plantation. It means that any profit earned from the $1.19 per pound that you spent to buy those bananas is going to go to community efforts like buying medicine for the farmers’ children, or opening schools, instead of to enriching a corporation.
That’s from the great profile that Twin Cities area blog Tootie and Dotes wrote explaining the P6 program, completely with beautiful pictures. Check it out!