Gallery: Bananas May Become Extinct as Fungus Spreads Around the World

 

Bad news for banana lovers: the tasty fruit is on its way to becoming a thing of the past. A nasty fungus that has been decimating bananas in Asia and Australia has jumped to Jordan and Mozambique. Scientists fear that it is just a matter of time until it finds its way to Latin America, where 80% of bananas are grown. The report, released in Nature Magazine, says that “[e]xpansion of the disease worldwide could be disastrous,” meaning that we may be kissing the bananas we know and love goodbye.

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