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DISPOSABLE: Bending bananas to fight food waste

Every week some 500 tonnes of bananas are thrown away in Queensland because of size and shape irregularities. Tired of seeing all their hard work go to waste, banana farmers Rob and Krista Watkins found a solution after accidentally driving over a bunch of bananas. Grace Aicken, Xue Bai and Mengyu Qi report. 

Audio report by Grace Aicken Xue Bai Mengyu Qi

This report was created for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s DISPOSABLE exhibition with support from All The Best radio.

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