Future of bananas at stake as fungus spreads

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Your cereal is about to get a little bit lonely.

Millions of consumers boost their breakfast with the presence of bananas. Rich in vitamins and minerals, the robust fruits sell for a minimal price, making them a hot commodity for farmers and consumers alike.

Thanks to some scientific adversity, the future of bananas is in limbo. The Jan. 10 issue of The New Yorker takes a trip inside the plight of the Cavendish variety — a blend that comprises nearly all of the exports across the world.

Full story: This news is ba-na-nas: Why the fruit’s future is in danger