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Banana fungus poses global risk

A devastating fungal disease has hit a leading variety of banana in Africa and Middle East. There are now fears that the world's major banana production in Latin America will be affected.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Italy's black minister Cecile Kyenge has bananas thrown at her

Rome - Italy's first black minister, Cecile Kyenge, has been a target of racist slurs and attacks since appointment as the country's Integration Minister in April. A member of the audience threw bananas at her during a speech at a rally in Cervia, Friday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Scientists investigate ways to slow down the ripening of fruit

Scientists have pinpointed the mechanism which results in fruit ripening. This relates to a plant gene which is activated by the production of the gaseous hormone ethylene.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 11 comments

Chocolate, peanut butter and banana beer launched

There is a growing trend in craft beers. The latest editions on the market include such new delights as a Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Watch this cute sleeping baby try to eat a sweet banana

Watch a baby attempt to do two seemingly incompatible things at once: Eat a banana while falling sleeping, or should we rather say, fall asleep while eating a banana? Whichever way round, it amounts to attempting a stunt worthy of a camera's attention.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Woman mistakes boa constrictor for a banana

When Stacey Way was cleaning her bathroom floor she spotted something yellow lying alongside a pipe. At first glance she thought it was a banana, dropped by her young child. On closer inspection she realized it was a snake.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Japanese company plays Mozart to its bananas

Tokyo - A Japanese fruit company has been playing Mozart to its ripening bananas, claiming it produces a sweeter product. In fact, a wide variety of food and beverages have been enjoying classical music, including soy sauce, udon noodles, miso and even sake.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 6 comments

Teen tried to hold up shop with ‘banana gun’

A North Carolina teenager tried to rob an Internet café with a banana hidden under his T-shirt, but at the end the hapless boy ate the "weapon" before he was arrested by the police.
In the Media by Subhabrata Das - 1 comment

Space Banana to Soar Over Texas

Canadian artist claims his craft is meant to point out the absurdity of American politics.
In the Media by bullseye - 2 comments

Canadian Artist wants to give Texas a giant banana

The French gave us the Statute of Liberty, Mexico sort of gave us Texas, and now Canada wants to give us a giant helium-filled yellow banana.
In the Media by Ziad Chatila - 2 comments

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If you ever wanted to tattoo a banana...

Sometimes, you just want to ink up your favourite fruit. Well, not really, but this video of a guy tattoing a banana...
May 18, 2012 in  I Heart Food by David Silverberg

Go bananas!

I grew up in a small town that now has become a big town. I’ve since moved away and notice that when I go back to...
Nov 9, 2011 by David Rendimonti - 2 comments

Del Monte is now packaging single bananas in plastic?

It is with great sorrow I pass along this news. Bananas have now been snackified. Del Monte, the great provider of...
Mar 8, 2011 in  I Heart Food by David Silverberg - 6 comments


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