The Banana: A Social History of the World's Most-Cultivated Fruit
In desperation, United Fruit began to simply pack up its plantations and move them to a new location every time the fungus struck, which resulted in huge areas of land lying empty and unused. It seemed as if the entire banana industry might be wiped out.
Bananas: The Uncertain Future Of A Favorite Fruit
There are no seeds. Every banana is grown basically by taking a cutting from one and turning it into another tree. So every Cavendish banana that we eat, every banana you eat, that I eat, that people eat in China and Europe, wherever, is exactly the same ...
Soon, we have no bananas?
Plants are propagated sexually through seeds, or vegetatively through cuttings ... An isolated wild strain of banana was located in remote southern China that exhibited resistance to soil fungal attacks. Although it was less tasty, this new variety ...
Growing Controversy Over GMO Bananas in Uganda
"With bananas, tissue culture has worked well to engineer healthy plants. You then take these plants to a clean garden and maintain field hygiene. Why are we not giving emphasis to that technology?” Most genetically modified seeds are patented ...
Psst... I know where the bananas are! Newly arrived African mangabey monkeys move in with the apes at Dublin zoo
There's no telling what the little mangabey was telling the gorilla, but who knows, he could have been revealing the secret location to a stash of bananas. Helen Clarke Bennett, team leader at the African Plains ... of fruits and seeds, but they also ...