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posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 09:15 PM
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story.news.yahoo.com.../nm/20030116/od_nm/banana_dc&printer=1

Bananas' Days May Be Numbered

LONDON (Reuters) - It is one of the world's favorite fruits, but the banana hasn't had sex in years and its days may be are numbered.

Without scientific help the sterile, seedless fruit could disappear with 10 years, according to a Belgian plant pathologist.

Emile Frison, the head of the International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain in Monpellier, France, said the fruit lacks the genetic diversity to fight off diseases and pests that are plaguing banana plantations and only biotechnology and genetic manipulation may be able to save it.

"Frison sees it as the only hope for the banana," New Scientist said on Wednesday.

Without assistance banana production could drop and mark the beginning of the end of the fruit.

"We may even see the extinction of the banana as both a lifesaver for hungry and impoverished Africans and as the most popular product on the world's supermarket shelves," the magazine added.

Copyright 2003 Reuters

What's your little guitar picking Gorilla gonna do??


[Edited on 09/08/2002 by MountainStar]




posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 09:22 PM
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...hehehe...maybe thats why his Gorilla plays guitar all day long...trying to serenade a bunch of bananas to get them in the mood for some lovin'


...don't tell me scientists have to concoct some 'Banana Viagra' now...



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 09:30 PM
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Ha!
This is a real fix for the anti-GE lobby now isn't it?

The only way you can save the staple diet of millions of people and the economies of heaps of 3rd world countries is to genetically modyfy the banana, then people still have to buy and eat them...

I wonder what the ex hippies are going to do now?



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by Netchicken
Ha!
This is a real fix for the anti-GE lobby now isn't it?

The only way you can save the staple diet of millions of people and the economies of heaps of 3rd world countries is to genetically modyfy the banana, then people still have to buy and eat them...

I wonder what the ex hippies are going to do now?


...probably smoking their genetically modified weed...damn wooly jumper wearing hypocrites...



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 11:08 PM
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alien, you need a tune-up. If it were blue smoke you would need rings and valves. That your ride?



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 11:38 PM
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Believe, Tom Goodyear is turning over in his grave! To think the inventor of vulcanized rubber died penniless and destitute!



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by troylawson
alien, you need a tune-up. If it were blue smoke you would need rings and valves. That your ride?


Nah bud...ain't my ride...just one of the gifs from a car forum I visit...but yeah, think it might need a tune up...seems to be blowing a far amount of smoke from the wheel-arch area



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