Beloved Bananas May Become Extinct as Fungus Spreads Around the World

December 13, 2013 by  
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Bad news for banana lovers: the tasty fruit is on its way to becoming a thing of the past. A nasty fungus that has been decimating bananas in Asia and Australia has jumped to Jordan and Mozambique. Scientists fear that it is just a matter of time until it finds its way to Latin America, where 80% of bananas are grown. The report, released in Nature Magazine , says that “[e]xpansion of the disease worldwide could be disastrous,” meaning that we may be kissing the banana we know and love goodbye. Read the rest of Beloved Bananas May Become Extinct as Fungus Spreads Around the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: banana being killed by FOC fungus , banana biodiversity , banana crops , banana fungus , banana fungus in Asia , banana fungus in Australia , banana fungus in Jordan , banana fungus in Mozambique , banana fungus rotting , banana growing , banana rot , Biodiversity , Cavendish banana , Cavendish banana rot , FOC fungus killing bananas , FOC fungus Spreading , Gros Michel Banana , Gros Michel banana rot        

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Beloved Bananas May Become Extinct as Fungus Spreads Around the World

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