World’s Top Banana Could Go Extinct

This illustrates the chief problem of industrialized agriculture – it can be trashed by fungus, virus or bacteria developed by nature to rebalance the natural system in reaction to over-population of a single species.

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The most common variety of banana, the seedless Cavendish, is under threat from a fungus known as Fusarium wilt. Research projects are under way around the globe to find a replacement.
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