What's happening with SmartBananas

Banana Peel Innovation

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Prediction on Smart Banana supply

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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ABC's Landline report on prices

Monday, June 13, 2011

According to a report on ABC TV's landline on the 5th of June even at current prices bananas compare extremely favourable with other snacks. The program found that one kilo of chocolate bars equates to $35 and a kilo of potato chips will cost $32 which makes Australian Bananas even at their current prices an attractive and healthy snack. The MacKay family. ......Read More

Fruit Growing Again

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

It has almost been 13 weeks since Yasi. 3 months and there is fruit that is well formed and coming along well, however still a long way until it is harvested. At this stage August will see us picking and packing bananas and Smart Bananas. These plants were blown and shaken quiet solidly although not pushed flat, this has affected the roots and therefore the size average will be a bit smaller than normal on the total crop. The MacKay family. ......Read More

Cameron's Letter on Cyclone Yasi

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Quick preparations for cyclone yasi

Tuesday, April 05, 2011
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Video on plantation selection

Friday, April 01, 2011
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6 weeks on ...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Well it has been 6 weeks since Yasi hit and leaving us with a 100% knock down of our fruit. There still is a lot of work to happen over all our Smart Banana farms and no sales to support the expense. We will try and get around the farm and film some of the recovery efforts in the next few weeks. The MacKay family. ......Read More

Community impact

Monday, February 28, 2011

The community is now probably in more shock as it all sinks in and the energy levels and positive approach wane, it's going to be a long way to get back on track. Due to the absolute destruction, the planting cycle of bananas (5 year planting cycle) and the limited funds for us to poor back into our farms, it will be 3 years for us to get back into the ideal production levels. The MacKay family. ......Read More

Assessment of damage

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Assessment is complete. 100% knock down of fruit but we have been able to recover a fair bit that is now being carefully assessed and packed. This may go for another few days only then no smart bananas. The MacKay family. ......Read More