Bananas Are Clones From the Stone Age

Bananas Are Clones From the Stone Age

GMO  (genetically modified organism) bananas do not reproduce naturally; they are clones from the Stone Age. In 2008 Fred Pearce, writer for Conservation Magazine out of the University of Washington, wrote there are not many crops that are older than the banana. They have been around since the Stone Age, and our prehistoric cousins discovered them. The wild […]

Most Commonly Eaten Bananas Under Threat

Most Commonly Eaten Bananas Under Threat

The Cavendish banana species that is most commonly eaten is under threat from lethal fungus and insect pests. The nasty fungus has spread to banana crops in Africa and is now in the Middle East. The Cavendish banana accounts for over 80 percent of bananas that are currently eaten today. Sadly, this fungal disease has […]

Have You Checked Your Bananas for Spiders? [Video]

Brazilian Wandering Spiders

Have You Checked Your Bananas for Spiders? [Video]

I know it’s one of the last things one would expect, but have you checked your bananas for spiders lately? A family had to temporarily leave their home after deadly spiders started hatching from their store bought bananas. This wasn’t just your everyday gang of spiders; it was a heap of deadly South American spiders. […]