“Almost all the varieties of banana grown today are cuttings – clones, in effect – of naturally mutant wild bananas discovered by early farmers as much as 10,000 years ago. The rare mutation caused wild bananas to grow sterile, without seeds. Those ancient farmers took cuttings of the mutants, then cuttings of the cuttings.” James Meek explains why bananas may be dying out. —Yes – in 10 Years We May Have No Bananas Guardian)
Tomorrow will we see another story reporting that the “bananas dying out” story is no more credible than the “blondes dying out” story from a few months ago? This one seems more credible, because unlike the blondes story, this one actually features quotes from experts who agree with the news being reported.