What's going to happen to bananas around the world?

Dec 2008
764
Vancouver-by-the-Sea
Bananas are cheap here and we have at least 6 different varieties to choose from-any so called shortage is an attempt to cheat the public.
 
Jul 2014
231
Pilipinas
I noticed 20 yrs. Ago fungi destroyed banana plants here. In. The Philippines. The aromatic and sweet are highly susceptiible.
 
Jul 2014
231
Pilipinas
The advancement of diff. Forms of science made the available food unavailable to growing population.bananas when planted widely in the tropics may ease food scarcity.but the pathogenic fungi will almost wipe out aromatic varieties.I know a variety of banana that has 80% resistance to fungi and mutative at changing conditions.it is called lagkitan or puting tondan. Cultivating banana will cure dryness of soil for this plant store enough amt. Of water the whole yr round.
 

aggienation

Ad Honorem
Jul 2016
9,745
USA
As anyone who travelled or lived in the tropics knows there are dozens and dozens of varieties of Bananas it's just a matter of finding a variety that's easy to mass produce-there is no need to panic.
But panicking is so much more fun. You get the endorphin rush after reading click bait titles. Then after posting something you feel like you're contributing in a discussion to save the planet. Way more fun than accepting that nobody knowledgeable is worried for a reason.

FOR GOD'S SAKE, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
 
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Naomasa298

Forum Staff
Apr 2010
35,248
T'Republic of Yorkshire
This already happened once before. Google "Gros Michel" - that was the variety of banana exported worldwide up to the 1950s.
 
Feb 2014
322
Miami
They will just find another similar species to the current banana and start the cloned crops again. We already lost one banana and not many people noticed the difference except for the difference in taste