WORLD: Bananas not on verge of extinction - FAO
Allaying fears prompted by recent media reports that bananas may be extinct within a decade, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged producers to promote greater genetic diversity in commercial bananas. The French-based International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain last month warned that bananas were in imminent danger of becoming extinct. The Cavendish banana, found mostly on western supermarket shelves, has been under attack in some Asian countries from a new strain of Fusarium wilt, also known as 'Panama disease'. (just-food.com members click
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