Why The World’s Most Popular Banana May Go Extinct | Big Business

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Bananas are facing a pandemic, too. Almost all of the bananas exported globally are just one variety called the Cavendish. And the Cavendish is vulnerable to a fungus called Panama Disease, which is ravaging banana farms across the globe. If it’s not stopped, the Cavendish may go extinct. We visited a farm in Colombia infected with Panama Disease and a lab in the Netherlands studying the fungus to see if biosecurity and breeding can save the $25 billion banana industry.

00:00 Intro
1:22 World’s favorite banana
2:51 Banana harvest
5:51 The fungus spreads
8:15 The first extinction
9:13 Could science save bananas?

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Why The World’s Most Popular Banana May Go Extinct | Big Business