Video: Video: The world's most popular type of banana, Cavendish, is currently at risk of being wiped out by a deadly fungus

Bananas are facing a pandemic, too. Almost all of the bananas exported globally are just one variety called the Cavendish. And the Cavendish is vulnerable to a fungus called Panama Disease, which is ravaging banana farms across the globe. If it's not stopped, the Cavendish may go extinct. We visited a farm in Colombia infected with Panama Disease and a lab in the Netherlands studying the fungus to see if biosecurity and breeding can save the $25 billion banana industry. 00:00 Intro 1:22 World's favorite banana 2:51 Banana harvest 5:51 The fungus spreads 8:15 The first extinction 9:13 Could science save bananas? MORE BIG BUSINESS VIDEOS: How 1.6 Million Tonnes Of Paper A Year Are Made In Portugal | Big Business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DvY6hjeTjk&t=27s How 6 Million Pounds Of Electronic Waste Gets Recycled A Month | Big Business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2lmPIa1iWE&t=59s How $300 Million Cruise Ships Are Demolished | Big Business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMor47rIcl8 ------------------------------------------------------ #Banana #BigBusiness #BusinessInsider Business Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, retail, and more. Visit us at: https://www.businessinsider.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/businessinsider BI on Facebook: https://read.bi/2xOcEcj BI on Instagram: https://read.bi/2Q2D29T BI on Twitter: https://read.bi/2xCnzGF BI on Amazon Prime: http://read.bi/PrimeVideo Why The World’s Most Popular Banana May Go Extinct | Big Business
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The world's most popular type of banana, Cavendish, is currently at risk of being wiped out by a deadly fungus

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