Does Anyone Really Care about the Banana?

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The banana is one of the world’s most popular fruits. From its origins in South-East Asia to grocery stores across the planet, its story is one of conflict, colonialism, and crop monocultures. Because most of the bananas we eat today come from the same plant: the Cavendish. And now disease threatens to wipe out this hybrid completely.

Is there any way to save the banana? It seems there could be: GMO technology. But many consumers – especially in Europe – are concerned about genetically modified crops. What are the risks and benefits, and could bananas change the way we manage food? Join producer Philip on a crash course in “banana-ology”.

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