June 23, 2009

Dole’s video response to the BANANAS!* trailer

Filed under: News — admin @ 3:36 pm

If you do a search on the term “DBCP” on, Dole shows up in the “sponsored links” sidebar. They are paying Google to be on top of the search results when users are trying to find information about DBCP. When you click on the sponsored link, you end up here.

The page serves as Dole’s resource for information in DBCP related court cases. The latest addition is a video response to the BANANAS!* trailer, where they provide their view of the recent event.

Just before the screening at the LA Film Festival, director Fredrik Gertten held a speech. He also screened Dole’s trailer. He did this to prove that all voices are being heard, and to show the importance of free speech, regardless of side, opinion or message.

Google’s sponsored links are often embedded on other sites, and on, the host of the BANANAS!* trailer, Dole’s DBCP link is also showing up. There is nothing wrong with that. As Gertten said:

“I believe in democracy and I believe in the free word, and I believe there is a balance in a society between different voices. /…/ There is room for everybody in a talk about things that happens in our society, and I think it should also be room for independent films.”



  1. Bananas always made me sick everytime i ate them . I do not eat them and do not support them (dole), nor do i buy there products . Now i know why they made me sick . I want this film and please email me when you have released it . Thanks and good luck , Gloria Miller ; Missouri USA

    Comment by kat — August 20, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

  2. It is interesting to note the differences in opinions on the outcomes of other’s creative work in different cultures and the effects that these have on the lives of individuals. It is something to be experienced, if you can and we are fortunate that with our private and business interests that travel is a major part of what we do with our website and through this activity we have had the good fortune to visit many countries and expand our knowledge. Our experience with art and music is a highly motivating force which have influenced where life has taken us and we are all the richer from this experience. We have through our travel met many new friends and by keeping in contact we have been able to gain further knowledge and understanding of what is a very complex and interesting subject. It is a credit to all who have the opportunity to travel worldwide that there is within this a group of dedicated individuals who can take art and music as the driver for events in their life.

    Comment by David Brown — April 4, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

  3. I support DOLE and I love eating bananas. I love buying their products! Bananas the movie is a great movie!

    Comment by Houston Safes — April 5, 2011 @ 3:50 am

  4. “I believe in democracy and I believe in the free word, and I believe there is a balance in a society between different voices”
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    Comment by rick j — April 6, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

  5. Mr. Gertten is someone to be admired of. I fully agree with him when he stated that he believes in democracy and that he believes that there is a balance in a society. I also share the same view. I believe that there is freedom and balance in the earth. For instance, one can have Holiday cancellations for sale because it’s her choice or right to do so.

    Comment by Amber Pando — April 7, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

  6. I love bananas. I eat them everyday. I mix them in my pancakes. I bake it as a cake. And I frequently have Banana Split.

    Comment by Ed Ward — April 10, 2011 @ 7:10 am

  7. What is there to argue about the healthy bananas? They are rich in fiber and proven to be an alternative healthy slimming agent.

    Comment by Ultra Herbal — April 11, 2011 @ 12:44 am

  8. I love bananas! My friends even call me “monkey” because they say I eat too much bananas in a day. We always have them every meal. Bananas are rich in potassium and it’s a great source of electrolytes. Our body needs a constant source of electrolytes by the way. I myself support DOLE and I think the movie is quite creative and fantastic.

    Comment by Stephen — April 11, 2011 @ 6:09 am

  9. Why some people dont like banana? I really love to eat banana. And now I am a older monkey. People who loves to eat bananas dont have pimples with long hairs. Look at monkeys, they dont have pimples.

    Seroiusly, bananas are good! The green, long banana, (Philippines) I dunno if you have in your place, is very rich in potassium.

    Banana and apple a day is a good combination for me.

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    Comment by Peter — April 11, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

  10. Bananas are healthy and I personally like it. With regard to the lawsuit against Dole, I don’t want to boycott their products because of the lawsuit that was dismissed by the court. I am also concerned of the threat to their workers’ health but there isn’t enough proof to that claims. They have high quality products and Dole is one of the most trusted companies.

    Sean Franco,
    Ayurvedic Dietary Supplements from India

    Comment by Sean — April 30, 2011 @ 6:29 am

  11. Proven to safely shave off fats in a regular basis. Gym bums and models using artificial but safe weight reducing agents, and those who have been struggling to maintain weight and cholesterol level through safe diet are using bananas.

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  19. Yes I also believe in freedom.

    Comment by snapshotpod Photo — January 25, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

  20. I am agree with director Fredrik Gertten. I also believe in freedom. Thanks “Dole”.
    And wish you all the best.

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  21. Fredrik Gertten rightly said and I also agree with him, I also believe in freedom. Thanks “Dole”.
    And wish you all the best.

    Comment by Fiberglass Dock Storage Boxes — February 19, 2013 @ 10:10 am

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    Comment by Fiberglass Dock Storage Boxes — February 19, 2013 @ 10:12 am

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    Comment by Janne Bland — February 24, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

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