Monday, December 16, 2013

The end of the banana? Not kidding

Bad news for bananas - the fungus that kills the main variety of banana in the world (the Cavendish) has been found in Mozambique and Jordan, spreading from the initial site of the "infection" in Asia.  The article seems a bit hopeful that agricultural science may come up with a cure, but that is far from certain.  

I guess we might be seeing one of the downsides of monotype agriculture if this thing spreads and becomes a bigger problem.  And we'll have to find a different kind of banana, too.

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