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Calgary business owner says no to Chiquita

Ethical Oil December 22, 2011

Good for Kevin Taylor, he’s the owner of the Cheesecake Cafe in Calgary. He’s decided to take a stand and say ‘no’ to Chiquita. He’s taken his banana desserts off his menu until he can get a new supplier. As reported in this QMI story, Taylor said:


“I was reading in the paper about Chiquita Banana and what they said, and frankly I’ve just had enough of people bullying us around like that,” he said.”

“There’s a lot of oil companies in downtown Calgary, and on special occasions they order my cheesecakes and I just thought, ‘I’m going to stand up and say no.’”"So I phoned my supplier, Sysco Foods, and they only bring in Chiquita bananas so I’ve cancelled my order for them and said I’m not going to serve bananas or banana cheesecake dessert right now.”

Kudos to Kevin Taylor for standing up for Alberta, Canada and our ethical oil sands. He’s doing his part to send a strong message to Chiquita. If they don’t want our ethical oil, we don’t want their bananas!

Update: Check out this great interview with Kevin Taylor where he explains what motivated him to take a stand.

Comments (4)

  1. You tell them Kevin Taylor. Don’t let foreign companies with terrible human rights records with tell us what to do…Shell, Sinopec, Chevron, Suncor, Exxon we’re looking at you too. Nationalize the oil industry and keep Canadian oil in the hands of our ethical democratic leaders who respect human rights.

    • Where are you going to get the trillions of dollars to buy it. Then who is going to pay for the disaster that it creates. North Korea and Venezuela is the place for that communism.

  2. Pingback: Canadians fight back: The Banana wars | Kathryn Marshall

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