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Posted by Failed Success on 05/15/06 at 12:16 AM

BananaThe world’s most popular fruit could become very hard to find

Much of the world loves to eat bananas and they even have a place in the superstitions of sailors. But could it be true that they are disappearing forever?

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that wild banana species are rapidly going extinct as Indian forests are destroyed, while many traditional farmers’ varieties are also disappearing. It could take a global effort to save the bananas’ gene pool.

Read the Full Article at the New Scientist.com

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