Bananas As We Know Them Are Doomed

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There are thousands of types of bananas but Americans have eyes for only one kind -- the very marketable yellow Cavendish, which accounts for 95% of global banana exports. But this multi-billion dollar industry is under threat. A fungus called Panama Disease is rapidly infecting the world's Cavendish crops and could spell disaster for the monoculture-dependent worldwide banana trade.

VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung heads to the heart of banana country in Latin American and the Philippines to see the devastating effects of the disease and to investigate what the loss of the banana would really mean besides a less colorful lunchbox.



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VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung heads to the heart of banana country in Latin American and the Philippines to see the devastating effects of the disease and to investigate what the loss of the banana would really mean besides a less colorful lunchbox.

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I'd be totally willing to try different varieties of bananas if they were available. To be honest, it sounds kind of exciting.

Author — Adam Schoedel

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people need to stop being so picky about the looks of fruit and veg...In Mexico you can go to the markets and they have 20 dif kinds of bananas..all are delish

Author — bikinggal1

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I honestly never thought I'd find a documentary about bananas so interesting.
Good job VICE.

Author — SAY MY NAME

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Guy : Iam resistant to cancer- and you're not resistant to cancer
Anchor: Covers her cleavage 🤣🤣

Author — Harry Gills

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My mans wasn’t joking, he only tried to disguise his wishes with this banana ordeal

Author — Balázs

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My mans was waiting his whole life to say that pick up line about cancer

Author — chief yovany

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I’m guessing old Juan ended up “peeling” his own banana that night

Author — DougM63

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Old Juan doing his part to prevent cancer that day.

Author — Dale Brion

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I’m from Honduras and it really pissed me off when I learned the history of bananas and the way it is to this day exploited and suffering the effects of imperialism and colonialism

Author — andrea gonzalez

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No one:


Me: So no more Banana Lumpia 😰😪

Author — Jordan Calimlim

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Old Juan is a local legend with that "cancer" pickup line..

Author — Darrell Smith

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We all learned the smoothest banana pick-up line we can use at bars. Old Juan is the man!

Author — Not Informed

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"you buy with your eyes" applies to many facets of American culture.

Author — Tina J

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Just found my new pickup line... "So... I'm resistant to cancer...."

Author — drewcookies

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11:56 The look on her face xD
That bloke was waiting his whole life to throw that pickup line :D

Author — Im Phil

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as soon as the guy said, "we need to make love", I instantly scrolled to the comments

Author — KsKeeZ 710

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11:37 now that is one *very* Latin man

Author — ScribTOON

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11:03 he is pretty accurate with his description of Americans.

Author — Fkay 9

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This is what happens when you refuse to learn from history (Irish potato famine)

Author — Red Saya