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    Living Bananas are facing extinction

    Scientists are racing to save bananas from a tropical disease that is threatening crops across the world.
    The Panama disease, a type of fungal infection that invades the soil, is spreading throughout Africa and Asia. If it makes its way to South America — the biggest supplier of a type of commercially grown banana known as Cavendish — scientists fear it could spell the end for the tasty fruit.
    But hope lies deep in the jungles of Madagascar, where lives a wild banana that may be able to save the species.
    The Madagascan banana, an inedible fruit with large seeds in the middle of it, is somehow immune to the deadly plant disease.
    “It doesn’t have Panama disease in it, so perhaps it has genetic traits against the disease,” Richard Allen, senior conservation assessor at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in the UK, told the BBC. “We don’t know until we actually do research on the banana itself, but we can’t do the research until it’s saved.

    https://nypost.com/2018/07/06/banana...ng-extinction/
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    Its all Trump's fault
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    That would suck. Bananas are good.
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    If bananas become extinct so will new photographs of hot women licking bananas. We as a society cannot allow this to happen. I would call for the formulation of a Congressional committee to address the issue but I actually want the problem solved.

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    Normal women don't lick bananas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    Normal women don't lick bananas.
    I wasn't referring to those women a male would feel comfortable introducing to his mother.

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    Here's the culprit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Scientists are racing to save bananas from a tropical disease that is threatening crops across the world.
    The Panama disease, a type of fungal infection that invades the soil, is spreading throughout Africa and Asia. If it makes its way to South America — the biggest supplier of a type of commercially grown banana known as Cavendish — scientists fear it could spell the end for the tasty fruit.
    But hope lies deep in the jungles of Madagascar, where lives a wild banana that may be able to save the species.
    The Madagascan banana, an inedible fruit with large seeds in the middle of it, is somehow immune to the deadly plant disease.
    “It doesn’t have Panama disease in it, so perhaps it has genetic traits against the disease,” Richard Allen, senior conservation assessor at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in the UK, told the BBC. “We don’t know until we actually do research on the banana itself, but we can’t do the research until it’s saved.

    https://nypost.com/2018/07/06/banana...ng-extinction/
    The could be a lot of these kind of problems cropping up in the future and not just bananas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    Normal women don't lick bananas.
    The hot ones do. They lick other things too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    The hot ones do. They lick other things too.
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