A Costa Rican banana worker carries a stalk of freshly harvested fruit on a plantation in Costa Rica, where many of the bananas that Americans eat are grown. Kent Gilbert/AP hide caption

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A woman sells bananas at the Kampala Airport. Ugandans eat about a pound of the fruit, on average, per day. Ronald Kabuubi/AP hide caption

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