“A deadly fungus, known as Panama disease, is decimating banana plantations around the world and threatens to wipe out the most common species, the Cavendish banana. Scientists in Honduras are working to create a resistant banana before the disease hits Latin America, where the majority of the fruit is grown. NewsHour’s Mori Rothman reports.”

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Questions to Ponder: How is this a geographic issue?  What are the spatial and regional implications?

 

Tags: physical, food production, agribusiness, agriculture, diffusion, medical.

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