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The terrifying truth about bananas

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Yes, we might eventually have no bananas.  Is it really true?  Why are bananas, as we know them, now under the threat of extinction?  Can the fate of the Cavendish banana be changed?

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Curious about Panama Disease? Take a look here and learn more about how serious this disease is and exactly what is threatened by it.  

Although this video was made in 2013, the Cavendish Banana is believed to be even more in peril.  Why?  Read this article from the Smithsonian Magazine and find out!  There May Be No Saving The World's Top Banana may also give you some idea about how serious this issue is.  Finally, read, " Bye, Bye, Bananas." from the Washington Post.

How could such an "appealing" fruit have such a sordid past?  Well, start here with:  Unpeeling the Controversial History of Bananas.  For more on the history behind the banana, see here!  

Want to read a whole book about bananas?  Listen to this interview on Fresh Air at NPR.  
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if bANANAS die I WILLL TURN myself into a giant banana and grow into more bananas an d save the wonderful world of tasty fruits -from the banana fiend aka jorin age 11
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Delhi, the capital state of India, although being a remarkable tourist destination, is sadly one of the busiest cities in the country http://resorts.neardelhi.in/hill-stations-near-delhi.html
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In Brazil, the banana market uses about ten varieties, only three of them are part of the Cavendish subgroup. Most of them are moderately susceptible to the Panama's disease, but we have a subgroup called Terra that is resistant to this disease, and we plant two varieties of this subgroup. The stated at the video difference in taste from Cavendish to Gros Michel is a testament to what you guys are missing out.
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I've never heard about banana disease such as a Panama one. So the article definitely expanded the boundaries of my knowledge and gave me food for thought.
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