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Dec 16, 2013 04:29 PM

Buh-bye Bananas

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

    1. 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

        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

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

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

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

          1. 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.

            1. 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.