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    The disease -- known as "Panama disease" or "Fusarium wilt" -- has already been spreading from Asia to different parts of Australia, Africa and the Middle East. It particularly affects the Cavendish banana, which is the fruit that consumers in the West are used to eat. An earlier lineage of the Panama disease wiped out what had been the famous banana variety in the 1960s, the Gros Michel. Producers are ensuing adopted the Cavendish banana, which was allowed as an inferior product but was resistant to the disease. The Gros Michel banana, also called the "Big Mike" banana, was the dominant banana kind exported and consumed in the United States until around 1960. When a fungus caused Panama Disease insinuated banana plantations, it nearly aweary…

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    A derivative of the plant family Musaceae (Musa), the commercial banana has enjoyed international success as a popular dessert item in the modern developed world. Understandably, the advent of an uncontrolled banana blight would certainly have major repercussions on the world market; moreover, it would spell doom for the millions of subsistence farmers across the globe for whom bananas are still a staple food. This frightening scenario is not wholly unrealistic – in the 1890s, Gros Michel, the…

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    the same bananas at the store every day made me feel comfortable. I knew exactly what I was getting every time I went to the store. No mass difference between types of fruits and vegetables was found. I was ok with this standard. However, after going through the readings throughout this semester my position has changed on my monoculture habituation. It turns out that monocultures pose a lot of threats and with one single variety we…

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    mundane topic, bananas have had great historic importance throughout much of the world. Bananas have been a main source of food, spanning many years across many ancient kingdoms. The origins of the banana are rather quite hard to pin down. Though scientists believe them to have originated in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific around 8,000 to 5,000 BCE, they keep discovering older bananas. One could say that these new discoveries “drive them bananas.” The banana gets it’s name from middle…

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    Bananas: The Economy’s Favorite Fruit “Bananas are thought to have originated in the jungles of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines in Southeast Asia where many varieties of wild banana still grow. They were spread across Asia by travelers and brought to Africa by Arabs where they were given their present name, derived from the Arabic for finger (Fairtrade).” Bananas were first introduced to the United States in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of America where they were sold…

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    Banana Fertilizer Essay

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    INTRODUCTION Bananas are one of the most important food crops in most of the African countries. About 75% of the farmers grow the crop on 1.3million hectares in Africa. Most of this production is for local consumption. They are amongst the most important commercial subtropical fruits grown in South Africa and are planted for sale in local markets or self-consumption and only a fraction of all bananas are sold in the world markets. The production technologies used for small scale and commercial…

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    SB Nutrition creators of the world’s first 3d printed Super Banana, which tailors nutritional and medicinal needs for each individual client. The Super Banana is a unique product unlike any other on the market, this in itself is both an opportunity and a threat. The Super Banana can be considered to be an opportunity due it’s unique product application. However, this is also the biggest threat to SB Nutrition. The Super Banana is set to become a product that currently has no rivals, this will…

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    Chapter-1 Introduction Plantains and banana constitute the fourth most important global food commodity (after rice, wheat and maize) grown in more than 120 countries over a harvested area of approximately 10 million hectares. The annual production of banana is about 88 million tonnes (Frison and Sharrock, 1999). It is the crop in superior position due…

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    Banana Trade Lessons

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    “This shit is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s!” I will always remember how Gwen Stephani’s catchy tune “Hollaback Girl” finally taught me how to spell bananas. To this day I still have to sing the song to get it right, but hey, at least I learned. Learning is an essential part of life; an unknown source said it best, “if we cease to learn, we die.” This quote holds true, in that learning is imperative, as it presents us with information that can be useful when making difficult decisions. Yet, I have…

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    Silence of the Corporations: A Literary Analysis on Pablo Neruda’s United Fruit Co. Most of us tend to blame the difficulties and failures that are present in third world countries on corrupted politicians, ruthless crime lords, and uncooperative political groups. Basically, we blame these problems on internal factors. However, many of us have failed to realize that large international corporations have also played key roles in leading these nations into the state of chaos and demise that they…

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