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We’ve lost the banana before. In beginning of the 19th century, an outbreak of Panama disease swept through plantations growing the Gros Michel banana cultivar. By the 1960s, the Gros Michel was all but wiped out as a viable export crop. Luckily, banana scientists (what a job!) had another strain waiting in the wings, and the world quickly shifted to the Cavendish, the variety we eat today.6 foods we could lose in an outbreak

We’ve lost the banana before. In beginning of the 19th century, an outbreak of Panama disease swept through plantations growing the Gros Michel banana cultivar. By the 1960s, the Gros Michel was all but wiped out as a viable export crop. Luckily, banana scientists (what a job!) had another strain waiting in the wings, and the world quickly shifted to the Cavendish, the variety we eat today.
6 foods we could lose in an outbreak

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