Unstoppable fungus killing world's banana supply

A seemingly unstoppable fungus is threatening the world's favourite banana - the Cavendish.

Unless scientists can come up with a fix, they may soon be missing from the fruit bowl.

The fungus is wiping out crops in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East; blackening the bananas and killing the plant.

So far, it has not reached the Caribbean, where most of the UK's banana supplies come from, but according to experts, it may only be a matter of time.

"The important thing at the moment is to try and contain the infection with good bio-security, because once it gets to say, South America, and gets established, it will go through the whole population," Dr Colin Clubbe, the head of Kew Gardens' international conservation program told ITV.

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