Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This Sh** is Bananas

Over at the Daily Galaxy a very disturbing post about the likely fate of the fruit that changed the world, unless advancements in biotech can find an answer:

"It’s less sensational news than skyrocketing food and oil prices, but the beloved yellow banana may soon disappear forever. Bananas are even more heavily consumed in many parts of the world than rice or potatoes, but now a fungus called Panama Disease is turning them brick-red and inedible. Here’s the worst part: There is no cure for Panama Disease and it is spreading very quickly. Experts surmise that within the next three decades, the sweet and creamy food staple will be nonexistent."

You can access the full post here.

It's hard to imagine a world without bananas...
[Apologies to all those who now have Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl stuck in the heads.]

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