Dec 28, I can hardly believe the banana wars are over. The dispute started back in when the European Union set quotas favoring banana imports. Jan 24, The EU is the world's biggest importer of bananas. As it produces only about a tenth of the bananas needed to satisfy Europeans' voracious. By Nate Nkumbu. Often you look at a banana and you see a table item or a common breakfast food. But many people wouldn't believe that the fruit holds a dark.