World’s bananas in trouble as devastating fungus reaches Colombia

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Say goodbye to the banana as we know it? Not quite, but we’re getting closer. Colombia on Thursday confirmed that a nefarious fungus has managed to make its way to Latin America. Panama disease Tropical Race 4—or TR4—infects the soil, and there’s currently no way to eradicate it. It was first found in Taiwan nearly three decades ago and has since reached Southeast Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. TR4’s arrival in Latin America, the world’s powerhouse banana exporter, […]
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World’s bananas in trouble as devastating fungus reaches Colombia

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