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Tropical Fungus Threatens Banana Extinction

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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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Tropical Fungus Threatens Banana Extinction


eatdrinkbetter.com

Cavendish bananas, which make up 99 percent of the bananas on the market today, are now facing extinction from a fungus called Tropical Race Four.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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We are definitely going through an interesting ecological time.

I don't know what else to say except for "It's been nice knowin ya bananas" I eat one every morning.. and they have been good to me.

The call this the HIV of plantations, this fungus.

I have a hard time thinking about what our world will look like 10 years from now. I'm sure it will go something like this:

"Hey dad? What are those yellow things in the pictures?"

"Bananas son"

"Ba-what? What are those?"

eatdrinkbetter.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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This one has been around for a while and I was reported false/hoax. Hmm let me find where I remembered seeing it and show you guys. Only reason I remember this because two years ago me and a friend had this exact same discussion.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:59 PM
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www.snopes.com...

Here's one of the links, as you see say's it was first reported back in 2003, hmm I remembered I looked up a few more let me see if I can find those too.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 11:00 PM
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GOD NO! NOT THE BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I can't live in a world without Bananas!

Thanks for the post, I'd never heard of this one. Hope they find a solution.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:28 AM
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It is not just not just the fruit, it is also the name. Can we live in a world without the word banana. Just say it and you smile. come on admit it. Just saying banana makes you smile.

I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas

Now change the vowel sound to A:

I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays

Now change the vowel sound to E:

I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees

Now change the vowel sound to I:

I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis

Now change the vowel sound to O:

like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:42 AM
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Originally posted by remembering
Now change the vowel sound to I:

I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis

Now change the vowel sound to O:

like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos


You're quite insane aren't you?



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:58 AM
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Oh now I see why they are getting this Tropical Fungus forcing us to accept theirs.


From source linked in OP post

"groups are working on developing genetically modified bananas"



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by Jedite
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www.snopes.com...

Here's one of the links, as you see say's it was first reported back in 2003, hmm I remembered I looked up a few more let me see if I can find those too.


Go back and read that whole article... It acknowledges this current blight as real, though at the time of it's writing it said that it only effects cavendish.... Which is what my link says....



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:00 AM
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edit on 6-1-2011 by HunkaHunka because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:29 AM
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Originally posted by TheLaughingGod

Originally posted by remembering
Now change the vowel sound to I:

I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis

Now change the vowel sound to O:

like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos


You're quite insane aren't you?


No just borderline.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 05:49 AM
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Haha, Ray Comfort will be upset...

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you reduce genetic diversity by removing native ecosystems and creating vast, unbroken cultures of clonal or (in most non-banana cases) highly inbred strains.

There is a very good reason that most tropical forests are a patchwork of different species, even when one might be a better competitor than another. Whenever one species gets too common... disease compensates by wiping it out.




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