“No, Seriously. Save the Bananas.”

No, Seriously. Save the Bananas.

By PAUL B. BROWN
Published: August 13, 2005

A two-pronged frantic race is under way to save the banana.

It’s no joke, as Popular Science reports in a fascinating account this month. The Cavendish, the version of the banana that rests on top of American breakfast cereals, is “on a crash course toward extinction.”

The plight of the Cavendish Banana hasn’t really been new news for a while, but it’s a good article… and I loved the title.

“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.” – Groucho?

1 comment

  1. Biologically this a repeat of the Irish potato famine of the 1840s – except nobody’s going to starve to death – at least directly. This could hurt people working in Third World economies . . . hmmmmm.

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