Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus decimates global banana crop - World Politics - World - The Independent

Millions face hunger as fungus decimates global banana crop

Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus decimates global banana crop - World Politics - World - The Independent

The world's most popular banana, the Cavendish, is under serious threat from the seemingly unstoppable Panama disease.

Your Favorite Banana Is Facing Extinction As Deadly Fungus Spreads

The world's most popular banana, the Cavendish, is under serious threat from the seemingly unstoppable Panama disease.

"Bananas Are Disappearing"..... There’s a race going on – and if we lose it, we’ll also lose our bananas. Panama Disease, an incurable fusarium blight that has roared through Asian banana plantations and is poised to strike across the ocean to Latin America. Researchers are looking at genes from an Indonesian wild banana that is resistant to PD To get the genes into commercial bananas, the genes are first implanted in a type of bacteria that is used to infect banana plants.

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"Bananas Are Disappearing"..... There’s a race going on – and if we lose it, we’ll also lose our bananas. Panama Disease, an incurable fusarium blight that has roared through Asian banana plantations and is poised to strike across the ocean to Latin America. Researchers are looking at genes from an Indonesian wild banana that is resistant to PD To get the genes into commercial bananas, the genes are first implanted in a type of bacteria that is used to infect banana plants.

Panama Disease could wipe out most bananas

Panama Disease could wipe out most bananas

The banana variety enjoyed worldwide may go extinct because of a rare and soil-borne fungus. Panama disease or Tropical Race 4 is infecting banana crops in Asia and the rest of the world.

The banana variety enjoyed worldwide may go extinct because of a rare and soil-borne fungus. Panama disease or Tropical Race 4 is infecting banana crops in Asia and the rest of the world.

The best snack

The best snack

Symptoms of Panama disease.

The world’s favorite fruit is slowly but surely being driven to extinction

Symptoms of Panama disease.

The End of the Banana? What the new Panama disease can mean for the world's bananas - Peaceful Dumpling

Could the Banana Become Extinct?

The End of the Banana? What the new Panama disease can mean for the world's bananas - Peaceful Dumpling

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It'll Be Gone |   | Credit:Getty Images | From WIRED.com

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It'll Be Gone | | Credit:Getty Images | From WIRED.com

Panama Disease (Fusasrium Wilt of banana): A Classic and Destructive Disease of Banana

Panama Disease (Fusasrium Wilt of banana): A Classic and Destructive Disease of Banana

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