Santa Monica, CA
Approximately 16.5 million tons (that's right, tons) of bananas are exported each year—but the ones you buy in groceries stores are always perfect and unbruised. What happens to the 15-20% of farmers' crops that are unsaleable due to small bruises, cosmetic scuffs, or over-ripening? In the past, they were often wasted, resulting in a huge loss to farmers and to the land. Now Barnana buys these "seconds," creating a sustainable farming cycle where farmers are making a secondary income from produce that would otherwise have been wasted. Now that's a delicious snack!