Kinek: So gather around Kids for a fun story.So the Cavendish extinction has been on the books for a while now, after the last strain of bananas got wiped. So a while ago there was a scientist who was working on a new strain that would resist race 4. So he worked and worked for years to get recombination (since 1:10000 bananas are fertile, this a long and painstaking process.) and when he finally did he created the Goldfinger banana cultivar. But it tanked in American markets because it tasted weird, and only found success in Cuba. The scientist was so disheartened that he went out in his banana grove and killed himself.End CSB
BitwiseShift: We had banana plants growing outside our house in the '60s. Then Andy Warhol came over and smoked them all.[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]//real bananas are dying out, due to a fungus, so it's a good substitute for potatoes. Just plant them in Ireland like it's 1845.
Joe Blowme: From warming that stopped 16years ago? That warming? The same warming that is causing record Antarctic Sea Ice?LinkLink
chandie: OH GOD NO! NOT MY PRECIOUS POTATOES! There's already too much blood in my potato stream as it is. I don't know if I'll be able to survive./carb junkie//at least I can still have my midnight snack of rice///rice is still okay, right?
omgbears: starsrift: Aren't bananas going extinct due to over-engineering anyway?Yeah, I thought I remembered seeing a string of stories about that too. Go go gadget Google!Snopes is on the case. (pops)
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