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Bananas in peril

Postby KarenS » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:18 pm

According to the Jamaica Gleaner: "Banana officials say the Black Sigatoka, a wind-blown virus, has been identified in Grenada. Originally believed to be restricted to Latin America, the disease has shown up in Puerto Rico and in 2004 made its appearance in Trinidad and Tobago...Bananas represents St. Lucia's second biggest earner of foreign exchange behind tourism."

Apparently the banana virus is spreading throughout the Caribbean.

How does one tell if a banana carries a virus?

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