WORLDWIDE - One of your favorite fruits may be about to split. Experts say the Cavendish Banana, the most popular banana in the world, could be wiped off the face of the planet in as soon as 5 years from now.
The threat is due to an aggressive fungal disease which attacks the roots of banana trees. The epidemic means that one day, treats that use the typical Cavendish banana, like banana pudding, banana bread and frozen bananas dipped in chocolate could be a thing of the past.
Don`t despair because scientists may be able to get a grip on this slippery situation. With good farming practices and consistent preventative measures, industry leaders say the disease can be slowed. The other option is to look for a new alternative such as a Cavendish hybrid.
Hey, a world with bananas is certainly more “a-peeling” than a world without them.