It’s not just me; the New York Times thinks bananas are bad, too:
By 1960, the [tastier variety] was essentially extinct and the banana industry nearly bankrupt. It was saved at the last minute by the Cavendish, a Chinese variety that had been considered something close to junk: inferior in taste, easy to bruise (and therefore hard to ship) and too small to appeal to consumers.
In addition to producing nasty fruit, the banana industry is also responsible for clear-cutting rainforest, paying workers badly, shoring up compliant dictatorships, and overthrowing non-compliant governments. It’s no wonder I don’t eat the things!
Hat tip to Serious Eats for leading me to the banana exposé.