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  Young Banana Plant, Tropical Biome
by freya_heaven

Bananas are the worlds best selling fruit. On the African continent over 70 million people eat a banana a day, in their staple diet.

Bananas originate from the Indo-Malaysian region, but are now grown in most sub and tropical regions of the world.

There is actually a near banana catastrophy happening at the moment with the last of the seeded bananas being wipped out in the 1950s, present day bananas are threatened by two serious diseases, plus insects becomming immune to pestisides etc.

Scientists are working to try to find an answer this problem, if they fail it is predicted bananas will be wipped out within a decade!

(above title is a quote by Groucho Marx)


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  • Updated Aug 29, 2004
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