Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus Panama disease decimates global banana crop

Millions face hunger as fungus decimates global banana crop

Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus Panama disease decimates global banana crop

The world's most popular banana, the Cavendish, is under serious threat from the seemingly unstoppable Panama disease.

Your Favorite Banana Is Facing Extinction As Deadly Fungus Spreads

The world's most popular banana, the Cavendish, is under serious threat from the seemingly unstoppable Panama disease.

Panama Disease could wipe out most bananas

Panama Disease could wipe out most bananas

"Bananas Are Disappearing"..... There’s a race going on – and if we lose it, we’ll also lose our bananas. Panama Disease, an incurable fusarium blight that has roared through Asian banana plantations and is poised to strike across the ocean to Latin America. Researchers are looking at genes from an Indonesian wild banana that is resistant to PD To get the genes into commercial bananas, the genes are first implanted in a type of bacteria that is used to infect banana plants.

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"Bananas Are Disappearing"..... There’s a race going on – and if we lose it, we’ll also lose our bananas. Panama Disease, an incurable fusarium blight that has roared through Asian banana plantations and is poised to strike across the ocean to Latin America. Researchers are looking at genes from an Indonesian wild banana that is resistant to PD To get the genes into commercial bananas, the genes are first implanted in a type of bacteria that is used to infect banana plants.

The banana variety enjoyed worldwide may go extinct because of a rare and soil-borne fungus. Panama disease or Tropical Race 4 is infecting banana crops in Asia and the rest of the world.

The banana variety enjoyed worldwide may go extinct because of a rare and soil-borne fungus. Panama disease or Tropical Race 4 is infecting banana crops in Asia and the rest of the world.

The cultivars Dwarf Cavendish and Grand Nain (Chiquita Banana) gained popularity in the 1950s after the previous mass-produced cultivar, Gros Michel, became commercially unviable due to Panama disease, a fungus which attacks the roots of the banana plant.

The cultivars Dwarf Cavendish and Grand Nain (Chiquita Banana) gained popularity in the 1950s after the previous mass-produced cultivar, Gros Michel, became commercially unviable due to Panama disease, a fungus which attacks the roots of the banana plant.

The world’s favorite fruit is slowly but surely being driven to extinction

The world’s favorite fruit is slowly but surely being driven to extinction

Panama Disease (Fusasrium Wilt of banana): A Classic and Destructive Disease of Banana

Panama Disease (Fusasrium Wilt of banana): A Classic and Destructive Disease of Banana

The End of the Banana? What the new Panama disease can mean for the world's bananas - Peaceful Dumpling

Could the Banana Become Extinct?

The End of the Banana? What the new Panama disease can mean for the world's bananas - Peaceful Dumpling

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