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    yes we have no bananas today
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    Super-WalMart will go out of business. It's famously their #1 seller.
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    And we will be left wistfully remembering the halcyon days in which bananas were still free, as we watch 3 Stooges pratfalls.........
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    I would be happier if the Cavendish banana could be replaced as the world's most popular by the Hawaiian Apple Banana.

    https://hawaiiancrown.com/apple-bananas/
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    a post I made on the "reading now" thread back in 2011:

    <<Just finished Banana ("The Fate Of The Fruit That Changed The World").

    I hasten to add that I wouldn't normally pick up a book with a title like that, but my voracious-reading brother-in-law recommended it highly, and he was right. I was hooked on the first page with factoids like this:

    if you're a 40-year-old American you've probably eaten 10,000 bananas.

    Probably the first fruit you ate as a kid, and may be the last in old age.

    This was a stunner: Americans eat more bananas a year than apples & oranges combined.

    And the real kicker: there's a disease for which there is no cure killing off the entire world crop of the banana that North Americans think of as the banana.

    (And we later find that this happened not so many years ago, and that the banana we eat today—the Cavendish—doesn't have the same taste/texture that bananas of the '50s—the Gros Michel—did, because that variety is now extinct.)>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    the banana we eat today—the Cavendish—doesn't have the same taste/texture that bananas of the '50s—the Gros Michel—did, because that variety is now extinct.)>>
    So I'm guessing that will be what happens now. We'll barely notice that we're eating a 'diffferent' kind of banana.
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    I have definitely notice bananas don't taste as good as they used to.
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    I think this is true of many fruits and vegetables.
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