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.