panama disease

Why disease may wipe out world’s bananas – and how we might just save them

Why disease may wipe out world’s bananas – and how we might just save them

Catastrophe is looming for the banana industry. A new strain has emerged of a soil-borne fungus known as “Panama disease” which can wipe out entire plantations – and it is rapidly spreading around the world. Farmers in Australia, Latin America and across Asia and Africa all fear the worst.