Bananas from Are These Foods Doomed to Disappear? (Slideshow)

Are These Foods Doomed to Disappear? (Slideshow)

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One particularly devastating disease known as Panama disease is threatening the world’s supply of bananas. In the 1950s, the popular banana known as Gros Michel, produced at plantations in Latin America, was wiped out by Panama disease. For years, the disease has attacked Cavendish banana plantations in the Amazon and Southeast Asia. Most recently, it’s jumped continents and spread to Jordan and Mozambique, threatening plantations in Middle East and Africa.