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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 2:53:00 PM
 
Yes, We'll Have No Bananas - Thanks to Selective Breeding, our Favourite Fruit can Neither Reproduce nor Defend Itself from Disease
by Robert Alison

The banana is about to disappear from store shelves around the globe. Experts say the world's favourite fruit will pass into oblivion within a decade. No more fresh bananas. No more banana bread. No more banana muffins or banana cream pie.

Why? Because the banana is the victim of centuries of genetic tampering. Scientists say they will be unable to prevent the extirpation of the banana as an edible commercial crop. And its demise may be one more powerful argument in the hands of those who are concerned about genetic modification of foods.

The banana's main problem is that it has become sterile and seedless as a result of 10,000 years of selective breeding. It has, over time, become a plant with unvarying genetic sameness. The genetic diversity needed to cope with environmental stresses, such as diseases and crop pests, has long ago been bred out of the banana. Consequently, the banana plantations of the world are completely vulnerable to devastating environmental pressures.


the rest of the article is here.. http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0719-02.htm

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Romka, NPSEntertainment
Joined: 1/22/2003
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 2:55:00 PM
 
love bananas.. :(((
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 2:59:00 PM
 
to eat?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 2:59:00 PM
 
:((((((((
Joined: 1/22/2003
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:00:00 PM
 
блин
Joined: 1/30/2003
Posts: 22206
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:02:00 PM
 
Это еще что, вот 24-го Июня 2023 года Земля налетит на небесную ось.. эт я вам точно говорю...
Joined: 1/30/2003
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:04:00 PM
 
Ракун, это случайно не Украинские ученые из Канзас Стэйт выяснили? На 6-й день бог сотворил украину, а на 7-й бесплодные бананы...
Joined: 6/29/2003
Posts: 6857
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:08:00 PM
 
Задовго до збудування Землі Бог створив українця.
Joined: 6/29/2003
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:12:00 PM
 
І були вони ангелами.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:13:00 PM
 
Потім Бог створив Землю.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:14:00 PM
 
І послав Бог українців на Землю, щоб вони зробили там рай.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:16:00 PM
 
І вони зробили б рай, якби не жиди та москалі.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:18:00 PM
 
Але ми українці не здаємося і продовжуємо будувати рай на Землі.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:23:00 PM
 
Da, ia slishala... Zhalko.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:26:00 PM
 
Домовой ; ))))))
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