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14 Nov 2023

Impending Existential Crisis for World's Most Popular Banana

Each year, humans worldwide eat 100M bananas. The Cavendish banana, making up about 47% of global consumption, faces a potential wipe-out by a destructive fungal disease. Certain scientists propose genetic modification for disease resistance, but the alternative solution of ceasing mono-crop production is arguably more effective. [Source](https://www.sciencealert.com/the-most-popular-banana-in-the-world-could-vanish-heres-why)