15 Apr 22 Why the world’s most popular banana may go extinct
Bananas are facing a pandemic, too. Almost all of the bananas exported globally are just one variety called the Cavendish. And the Cavendish is vulnerable to a fungus called Panama Disease, which is ravaging banana farms across the globe.
If it’s not stopped, the Cavendish may go extinct.
Business Insider reporters visited a farm in Colombia infected with Panama Disease and a lab in the Netherlands studying the fungus to see if biosecurity and breeding can save the $25-billion banana industry. Watch this fascinating video below…
Source: Business Insider