Monthly Archives: March 2016

Yes! We Have No Bananas

Pathogens don’t take defeat lying down. Back in the 1950s, a fungus called the Panama disease acquired a voracious appetite for the world’s favourite banana, the Gros Michel, and rendered it virtually extinct. Banana growers in Asia, Africa, Central America and Australia replaced it with a variety of banana, the Cavendish, that was, happily, resistant… Read More »