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Post Reply Bye, bye, bananas
Posted 3/23/16 , edited 3/23/16
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-04/banana-killer-on-the-march-fuels-risk-of-fruit-s-next-extinction

MY BANANA BREAD.

Synopsis:
Six decades after a banana-killing fungus all but wiped out plantations across Latin America, a new strain threatens to destroy global harvests. In the future, bananas will disappear.



Would you cry if bananas disappeared?
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Posted 3/23/16
Dont eat them anyway
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If monkeys evolved from bananas why are there still bananas?
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29 / M / B.C, Canada
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Meh, well it sucks a naturally occuring source of potassium would vanish I am not that heartbroken about a fruit I rarely consume going the way of the Dodo ya know.
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Posted 3/23/16

Werina wrote:

Dont eat them anyway


Same
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;-;
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This is going to make some people go bananas
Posted 3/23/16 , edited 3/23/16
Nope. I rarely eat fruits and vegetables.

Artificial flavouring tastes better anyway.
Posted 3/23/16
Nein. But I love bananas.. I have bananas tree planted behind my house.
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Too bad, too sad.
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This is not the first time a fungus has nearly destroyed a specific type of banana. The same thing happened a few decades ago with the dominate commercial banana at that time.

The true issue is standardization. Big business demands all growers produce the single species of banana with the most currently desirable set of characteristics. It is this lack of diversity that is the true issue. Banana's will not disappear, but the specific type currently dominating the market might.
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Odd, I thought I heard bananas were going to be extinct over 20 years ago...
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They will just make a banana that resists the fungus.
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