Banana Fungus Threatens Banana Name

Looks like I should think twice before doing a 10-year extension on the domain:

Yes – in 10 years we may have no bananas | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited

It is a freakish, doped-up, mutant clone which hasn’t had sex for thousands of years – and the strain may be about to tell on the nation’s fruitbowl favourite. Scientists based in France have warned that, without radical and swift action, in 10 years’ time we really could have no bananas.

Two fungal diseases, Panama disease and black Sigatoka, are cutting a swath through banana plantations, just as blight once devastated potato crops. But unlike the potato, and other crops where disease-resistant strains can be bred by conventional means, making a fungus-free variety of the banana is extraordinarily difficult.

3 thoughts on “Banana Fungus Threatens Banana Name”

  1. Well, as your audience for bananas matures, you can switch over to writing on dildos. 😉

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