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The end of bananas as we know them?


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The end of bananas as we know them?

Pantagruel | Aug 13, 2005 05:23 PM

An alarming article in today's NY Times business section reports that bananas are "inevitably" going to be wiped out by a fungus, and that scientists are trying to find a way to replace them with a fungus-resistant variety.

It also says that the current variety, the Cavendish, is itself a replacement of one that was wiped out in the 1960s and was supposedly better.

This is news to me.

Do any science-savvy hounds have anything to add to this? It would be an immeasurable catastrophe to lose bananas.


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