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'Super' banana to face first human trial

Sydney - A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin A levels, Australian researchers said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Disease threatens world's bananas, says UN

Rome - The United Nations warned on Monday of the potential "massive destruction" of the world's banana crop if a disease affecting the most popular variety spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
In the Media by AFP

Some 3,500,000 bananas rotting in ship in American port

A legal battle is ongoing between Del Monte Fresh Produce and a shipping line from the Netherlands, Seatrade Group, over 110,000 cartons of bananas. The bananas are now rotting in a cargo ship, the Green Brazil.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Deadly fungus threatens to drive bananas to extinction

The emergence of a deadly new fungus, resistant to any existing treatment, has the potential to wipe out the world’s banana plantations.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 7 comments

Deadly spiders hatch in woman's banana

A woman in the United Kingdom was halfway done with a banana when she noticed some spots on the skin. It ended up being spiders.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

Study: Eating blueberries, grapes and apples cuts diabetes risk

Eating certain types of fruits, such as grapes, blueberries and apples can greatly reduce the chance of getting diabetes, according to a study. Researchers from Harvard, however, found out that drinking fruit juice can increase the risk.
In the Media by Mike White - 5 comments

Major drug bust leaves zoo stocked with bananas for monkeys

Antwerp - In an unprecedented drug bust in the region, an approximate €500 million (US$ 650 million) cocaine seize has been made at the Belgian Port of Antwerp. On the plus side, because of this seizure, some animals will be well fed.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

New spray in development to slow-down banana ripening

Potential good news for those who dislike their bananas over-ripening too quickly. A spray-on coating is in development that consumers could use to delay the ripening of bananas.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

EU Agrees to Cut Tariffs on Banana Imports from Latin America

A 15-year-long dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was finally brought to an end in Geneva on Tuesday with the signing of a deal which will see tariffs cut on bananas imported in to the EU from countries in Latin America.
In the Media by Chris Dade

7-Eleven testing new wrapping for bananas

Bananas have a very short shelf life with an average of two days. 7-Eleven is test marketing a new wrapper that will keep a single banana firm and yellow for five days.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 21 comments

Fuel From Banana Waste

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are looking at ways to use banana waste to produce fuel and developing simple methods of producing banana briquettes.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 8 comments

Japanese Go Bananas For Bananas

Japanese are following a new diet craze: the “Morning Banana Diet.” Due to their newfound love of this fruit, the country is running out of bananas.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 11 comments

Students Debut Decadent Banana Dessert at Food Expo

Fresh fruit, three flavors of ice cream and chocolate syrup. Yum. That vision was the subjective basis for a new product developed by a team of Virginia Tech students.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 8 comments

Indian cops go bananas over necklace thief

Indian police forced a thief to eat 40 bananas in a few hours, so that he could excrete a 45,000-rupee gold necklace that he had stolen and then swallowed. I would suggest more ruffage.
In the Media by RobotGod - 2 comments

Banana Sales in China Falter On Rumors the Fruit Contains SARS Virus

The rumour was started by text message, and quickly spread throughout the country. "Hainan bananas contain SARS virus!" the message read. The subsequent drop in sales has been catastrophic to the Hainan banana producers.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 3 comments

Learning from bananas - a management lesson

Is there a connection between bananas and management? Seth Godin says there is.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 7 comments

In ten years, bananas could slip from the face of the earth!

Two fungal diseases are invading banana plantations.
In the Media by bullseye - 2 comments

Bananas: Proof of God?

These guys attempt to prove the existence of God via the design of bananas
In the Media by mccluret - 4 comments

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