Saturday

Yes, We Have No Bananas

The banana is the most popular fruit in the US today, and why not - it comes in it's own durable package and is perfect for one-handed eating. The Cavendish banana (the predominant variety) may be on it's way to becoming extinct though, due to a fungal infection that is decimating banana plantations.
While the fungus hasn’t reached the Americas or western Africa, it may only be a matter of time. "[It] is probably five or 10 years away," Dan Koeppel told Steve Mirsky at Scientific American. "And as of now there is no cure, and when it comes it will go fast and it will go very devastatingly, will probably wipe out the entire banana crop, unless something is done about it, unless some kind of cure is found or unless we diversify our banana crop before that."
Smithsonian
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