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The quest to save the banana from extinction
Scientists are in a race to genetically engineer a new plant resistant to a devastating disease that is threatening to wipe out the banana.
banana  agrifood 
4 weeks ago by cbrewster
The quest to save the banana from extinction • The Conversation
Stuart Thompson:
<p>Panama disease, an infection that ravages banana plants, has been sweeping across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The impact has been devastating. In the Philippines alone, losses have totalled US$400m. And the disease threatens not only the livelihoods of everyone in this US$44 billion industry but also the 400m people in developing countries who depend on bananas for a substantial proportion of their calorie intake.

However, there may be hope. In an attempt to save the banana and the industry that produces it, scientists are in a race to create a new plant resistant to Panama disease. But perhaps this crisis is a warning that we are growing our food in an unsustainable way and we will need to look to more radical changes for a permanent solution.</p>


Long article, and you will end up knowing a lot more about bananas, and how they reproduce (or don't) than you ever expected to.
banana  disease 
5 weeks ago by charlesarthur
The Story Behind The Iconic Banana-leaf Pattern Design - Architectural Digest
"Back from the Bahamas in 1941, Lucile and Remy Chatain Sr. of CW Stockwell textiles asked illustrator Albert Stockdale: Could he distill the island’s jungly land- scapes into a wallpaper? He could: The banana-leaf pattern Martinique, launched the next year, would soon be installed in CW Stockwell’s showroom—and featured in AD. Decorator Don Loper set eyes on CW Stockwell’s striking install—cut around the top to give the surreal sense that plants were sprouting from the floor—and thought it might work in his redo of the Beverly Hills Hotel with architect Paul Williams. In 1949, renovation complete, Martinique famously forested the hotel’s halls, stairwells, and Fountain Coffee Room. “It capitalized on the spirit that the war was newly over, and everyone was looking inward to their homes,” explains CW Stockwell’s new CEO, Katy Polsby"
la  design  pattern  leaf  banana  annareutinger  tropicalia  martinique 
5 weeks ago by gohai
Banana “Ice Cream” Recipe by Rachael Pack
The recipe calls for way too much salt. I put in half and it was still too salty.
Banana  dessert  kitchen  cuisine  recipe  frozen  cold  icecream 
8 weeks ago by yig

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