Slouching toward a bananapocalypse? | Grist

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Slouching toward a bananapocalypse? | Grist.

All commercial bananas are of the same variety. They’re also seedless – which means they are not only the same kind but they are also the same plant. If something infects one instance of that plant, it can infect ALL OF THEM. 100% infection because they all share the same genetics; the same resistance; the same susceptibilities.

This is why we need to preserve as many different breeds as we can. I’ve talked about this before here and here.

 

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