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Buh-bye Bananas

sandiasingh Dec 16, 2013 04:29 PM


  1. Antilope Dec 17, 2013 10:27 PM

    Sounds to me like someone wants an excuse to raise the price of bananas.

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      HillJ Dec 18, 2013 06:36 AM

      I'm going to ignore this information as long as possible. I love bananas and they don't stock pile well.

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      1. re: HillJ
        sandiasingh Dec 18, 2013 07:11 AM

        My husband can eat a dozen in a day. I can hardly keep them in the house! I use one a day in a smoothie (if there are any) and for that use, they can be frozen. They get really mushy when they thaw out, but that's OK for a smoothie.

        This is horrible. I rely on bananas for potassium.

        1. re: HillJ
          seamunky Dec 18, 2013 02:54 PM

          <I'm going to ignore this information as long as possible.>

          I can't hear you. I have a banana in my ear.


          1. re: seamunky
            HillJ Dec 18, 2013 02:57 PM

            Very cute, seam!

        2. Paprikaboy Dec 18, 2013 11:41 AM

          Excellent BBC Radio 4 programme on the history and future of the banana.


          1. DoobieWah Dec 18, 2013 03:24 PM

            Please note that this is only for one species of banana, (about 13% of ALL bananas), albeit the most popular one in the US.

            I'm pretty sure that Dole is gonna be OK.

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              cornedhash Dec 19, 2013 10:03 PM

              NPR did a great 30 minute interview about this two years ago with the author Dan Koeppel, who wrote "Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World".


              Agricultural scientists have been sounding the alarm on this for decades it seems and it's happened before. Back 50 years ago a previous type of bananas was wiped out by this same fungus. Big ag doesn't ever learn.

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