Bye-Bye, Bananas

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Bananas. Photo courtesy Steve Hopson,
Bananas. Photo courtesy Steve Hopson,

Do you like bananas? Eat them while you can. They’re on their way to extinction.

Extinct? The banana? That’s right. The world’s favourite fruit is losing the fight to a fungus.

Panama disease

The fungus lives in the soil. It enters through the roots of the banana plant and prevents it from...

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