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Ellow banana the Cavendish is increasingly threatened by such a blight and there's no cure in sight Banana combines a pop science journey around the globe a fascinating tale of an iconic American business enterprise and a look into the alternately tragic and hilarious banana subculture one does exist ultimately taking us to the high tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes in a race to save the world's most beloved fru. Random Read 23 HistoryA fascinating look at the history of the banana from its spread as a wild fruit across the globe to its cultivation and sale If you ve never thought about bananas before this book will be a real eye opener Did you know that all bananas cultivated and sold by companies are sterile clones of each other This is why they re so easily devastated by crop fungus such as Panama disease and Black Sigatoka and also why it s so difficult to breed resistant bananas they don t reproduce Did you know there are many varieties of banana such as the Gros Michel across the globe Gros Michels taste pretty good but they aren t planted and sold on a massive scale any because they re so susceptible to disease Fun fact the song Yes We Have No Bananas is based on the fact that banana shortages were a common thing due to intermittent fungal destruction of banana crops The history of American banana cultivation is a cruel one exploitation of workers government intervention assassination clear cutting and land grabbing And since a century of doing things this way hasn t taught banana companies any lessons they continue to work this way plant crops until Panama disease or another rot infects that soil and then move to yet another razed section of land Writing in 2008 Koeppel believes that the banana most familiar to us the Cavendish is doomed in the near future just as the Gros Michel was dropped when disease nearly wiped it out He might be right But whether or not banana companies can continue with their exploitation model their history is enthralling The men who founded what would become Dole and Chiuita literally changed the world innovating refrigerated cargo ships and making an exotic tropical fruit as common and beloved as the American apple Yet as inventive and prescient as they were their colonial mindset blinded them to the dangers of short term dominance Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of an iconic American business enterprise and a look into the alternately tragic and hilarious banana subculture Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, one does exist ultimately taking us to the high tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes in a race to save the world's most beloved fru. 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A gripping biological detective story that uncovers the myth mystery and endangered fate of the world's most humble fruit To most people a banana is a banana a simple yellow fruit Americans eat bananas than apples and oranges combined In others parts of the world bananas are what keep millions of people alive But for all its ubiuity the banana is surprisingly mysterious; nobody knows how bananas evolved or exactly where they originated Rich cult. Cruel enemies are stalking the world s bananas and have been for decades Who knew Apparently Dan Koeppel He has tracked not only the diseases that wiped out the every day Gros Michel banana in the 1930s but has an eye out for the Panama disease that is wiping out the Cavendish banana that is the one that we see today in every supermarket and fruit stand There is yet another mortal enemy to the banana in the world called Sigatoka And the up and coming threat is from a disease called Bunchy Top which sounds like a character from Sesame Street or Carrot Top s heftier cousin than a lethal virus No one knows what effect it might have on our ability to add some slices of the world s favorite fruit and fourth largest crop to our morning cereal image from the NY Times by Vincent Tullo There is a lot to learn about the impact of the banana on the world And I would bet that all or surely most of it is in this book Banana was a fun educational and often surprising read There is a lot of information to take in and while you may know some of the info here it is certain that there is a bunch you do not Did you know that the banana tree isn t properly a tree but a very large herb Neither did I Or that the bananas we eat are considered berries Say it ain t so How about the notion that the banana was the fruit referred to in ancient texts about the Garden of Eden The climate in the Fertile Crescent was not conducive to apples And there is some softness in the translations of ancient writings The forbidden fruit was called a fig which is also what the banana was called And really doesn t it seem a fitting shape for the job Which makes it all the ironic that bananas are essentially asexual They do not breed The fruit we eat today came from cloned plants Mass consumption bananas have always come from plants that do not propagate themselves but reuire man s intervention There is a hybrid grown in Asia that is high in beta carotene promising an easier way to get vitamin A into picky children Koeppel even traces the linguistic trail of the banana as it made its way around the world noting similarities in local names for the fruit in diverse languages He peels back the layers of time to reveal the banana s place in history Latin America is prime here with many tales of corrupt agricultural corporations such as United Fruit now Chiuita and their machinations against local governments He also points out that many technological advances arose from the need to transport this perishable product long distances in a short time So you get the idea lots of info about something most of us never gave well a fig about It is a fun read and you will find yourself saying or thinking if you don t want to make the person next to you on the subway slowly edge away I did not know that Given that there are existential threats abroad to the common banana and that we are not yet ready with a cross bred version that is resistant to those threats we should probably do what we can to appreciate the banana before itumsplitsMarch 14 2017 This article from Wired is worth checking out Humans Made the Banana Perfect But Soon It ll Be Gone by Rob DunnAugust 4 2017 NY Times Annie Correal pulls back the veil that has long hidden the banana s journey from freighter to table The Secret Life of the City Banana Don t let this article slip pastJune 1 2018 but first seen 31719 Aeon Bananas have died out once before don t let it happen again by Jackie Turner Soulbinder (Spellslinger, of the world's most humble fruit To most people a banana is a banana a simple yellow fruit Americans eat bananas than apples and Venus in the Cloister: or, the Nun in her Smock oranges combined In Витез заточнк others parts Semper Idem of people alive But for all its ubiuity the banana is surprisingly mysterious; nobody knows how bananas evolved Holiday Roommates or exactly where they Second Chances originated Rich cult. 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Ural lore surrounds the fruit In ancient translations of the Bible the 'apple' consumed by Eve is actually a banana it makes sense doesn't it Entire Central American nations have been said to rise and fall over the banana But the biggest mystery about the banana today is whether it will survive A seedless fruit with a uniue reproductive system every banana is a genetic duplicate of the next and therefore susceptible to the same blights Today's y. A review with digressions for people considering this as a book club choiceAvoiding responsibility like lying should be practiced even when not strictly necessary if one really wishes to stay at the top of one s game Still the inability to bi locate leads to occasional and unavoidable assignment of responsibility in one s absence like when the book club while I was at work recently assigned me to choose a book for the coming reading season Perhaps my real error occurred days earlier when I mentioned to the Long Suffering Wife LSW a fellow book club member that the book club s list of potential reads never included the micro history a genre of which I am very fond Sometimes on long car trips with LSW we compete for who can make up the absurdest micro history title following the pattern X The Y that Changed the World where X is the name of an object and Y is the category to which the object belongs I remember suggesting XMauve and then found out later there is really a book about this proving that politics is not the only endeavor where satire has become obsoleteSo LSW came home from book club with the suspiciously pat story that my name had been drawn randomly to choose a book for book club in the category micro history My desire to avoid responsibility warred valiantly with my much formidable desire not to cross LSW who can be very fierce if provoked I tell you from hard experience I decided that choosing a micro history was unavoidable LSW reported that members of the book club had never heard of micro histories What cave do readers like this live in She sold the book club on the novel idea of micro histories by emphasizing the sub genre of micro histories called commodity micro histories Mark Kurlansky is a well known and persistent practitioner of this genre with books on cod oysters salt and most recently paper There are also popular micro histories from other authors of alcohol milk chocolate coffee at least two tea vanilla eels opium diamonds uranium oranges tomatoes cotton caviar olives olive oil sugar and pencils A cousin to this genre is the micro history on man made constructs and other non commodities including but not limited to home cleanliness color reading marriage wives but interestingly not husbands cancer rabies sex zero infinity rats swearing corpses and many But my favorite genre is the history micro history where a single event spiders out in all directions often with interesting unintended conseuences The most famous and best selling of this genre is probably the history of the decades long race to correctly determine longitude but there are many historical events that have received a fine treatment including the sinking of the Lusitania the assassination of President James Garfield the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 17th century Tulip mania the eruption of Krakatoa the mad bomber of 1950 s Manhattan murders too numerous to mention individually and my sentimental favorite the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919But LSW warned that however endearingly enthusiastic I am about the topic other book group members were unlikely to find the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 as compelling a topic since we are sadly a long long way from Boston in the company of people who in a few inexplicable cases have not even visited Boston Also she reminded me she sold the idea to the book group mostly through examples of commodity micro histories see aboveHaving narrowed down the options that far I was faced with the vexing uestion I ask myself several times a day What would a normal person do I mean I d happily read 400 pages about pencils but I ve noticed that other people might think that was a waste of time Many of these same people might have no compunction about spending hours on the details of the lives of the latest no talent celebrity or selfish aristocrat but that s off topic So short is good The shortest microhistory I ve found is John McPhee s 1967 book on oranges which is really a long New Yorker article somehow padded out to 160 pages for publication Still it s 50 years old and felt that the book club might want something of recent vintageLife is somewhat vexed and full of anguish at this moment in our history so I felt the book club would look favorably on a book that might generate cheerful conversation while everybody was pounding back the Merlot This ruled out for example the microhistory about uranium I really enjoyed the audiobook version but a lot of it I remember was about people suffering terribly in mines Then of course once the stuff gets above ground things get really grim what with nuclear weapons and all Seeing as how nuclear weapons once thought a fading threat are now making an unwelcome re appearance in people s nightmares I thought the members of the book group would welcome the opportunity to get away from all that Bananas are cheerful This is noted even in the book itself finally getting to the actual book in uestion which includes a remarkably informative chapter on the 1922 Tin Pan Alley novelty hit Yes We Have No Bananas and yet another one devoted to slipping on a banana peel as classic movie sight gag Since the book s publication in 2008 the banana has continued to provide comic fodder as the favorite foodconversation topicgo to any occasion utterance of the yellow pill shaped Minions of lucrative movie and associated licensing fameStill the book group cannot be exclusively unicorns and rainbows Some grit and adversity is reuired to generate conversation Bananas and this book have that as well As the precious few readers who have persisted this far and I thank you might well be aware bananas here I uote LSW have not had sex for a long time meaning they haven t reproduced in the traditional way yielding a world wide monoculture of delicious and easy to transport fruit Sadly things bite back as in this case when it was only a matter of time before a banana blight bred itself into existence and roared through the near identical genetic population leaving a swath of useless and distinctly unfunny brown rotting plants in its wakeAs a result there is controversy to discuss since a savior for the banana may come in the form of genetically modified organisms GMOs Normally I refrain from discussing this topic because well I am a liberal in the American political sense and like all of us now tend to socialize with the like minded While we are all uick to condemn American conservatives as science deniers and crackpot conspiracy theories on global warming discussing GMOs seems to be our side s opportunity to engage in similar behavior We can condemn all who think that genetic manipulation could actually improve our food supply and security to perdition as lackeys of the world wide mostache twirling Monsanto led patented seed hawking agro industrial conspiracy evidence be damned Since I hold people who generally agree with me to a higher level of intellectual rigor that people who don t generally agree with me who must be idiots right I tend to want to abuse to people like this This tendency is stronger when the tongue is loosened by Merlot as I fear it will be at the book club But I think if I just put some Post ItTM Notes on my Kindle I bring to the club saying something like Don t be rude to ill informed I ll probably be able to control myself To be fair I also want to point out that anti GMO zealots can be useful in their incorrectness since it seems reasonable that private enterprises engaged in genetic manipulation can be expected to engage in safety be damned corner cutting in pursuit of the largest return for their shareholders so should be watched over by as many people as possible with a heartfelt adversarial relationship to the processAnyway I think I can hold it together at the book club in the face of opinions I disagree with because I am after all an adult at least physically I just shut my eyes and envision myself lying down in cool grass on a summer afternoon or alternately maybe buying 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10 thoughts on “Banana The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

  1. says:

    Cruel enemies are stalking the world’s bananas and have been for decades Who knew? Apparently Dan Koeppel He has tracked not only the disea

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    Rating 3 of five2019 UPDATE Climate change bids fair to deprive us of a childhood icon says this bookOne step closer to realityThis is yet another entry in the single subject world of non fiction The narrowness of focus in books such as Salt

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    Do you ever get to the middle of a book and think to yourself Why on earth am I reading this? I generally manage to avoid this feeling by choosing my reading material wisely but this one managed to slip through somehowBananas Do I care? Sort ofI found about half of this book to be incredibly interesting The political implications of banana production the fact that the banana as we know it may soon cease to exist altogether a bit o

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    Bananas on Bennies I’m a big fan of “commodity histories” books on how everyday objects and products have become interwoven into our daily lives It's odd that while many educated Americans know the year the Titanic sank for example scarcely any of them know the provenance of the items on their breakfast table – the coffee

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    Wow This is a Feb 2019 update I just read an article that confirms that the banana is at great risk I thought the author of this book was trying to give a dramatic spin to his work but apparently it’s all very se

  6. says:

    A review with digressions for people considering this as a book club choiceAvoiding responsibility like lying should be practiced even when not strictly necessary if one really wishes to stay at the top of one's game Still the inability to bi locate leads to occasional and unavoidable assignment of responsibility in one

  7. says:

    If you liked the book Salt you will probably find this book just as engrossing There's in here about corporate and pan American politics than I expected on first hearing about the book and I really enjoyed reading it The reasons why bananas are threatened with global extinction despite being one of the most succ

  8. says:

    Random Read 23 HistoryA fascinating look at the history of the banana from its spread as a wild fruit across the globe to its cultivation and sale If you've never thought about bananas before this book will be a real eye opener Did you know that all bananas cultivated and sold by companies are sterile clones of each other? This is why they're so easily devastated by crop fungus such as Panama disease and Black Sigatoka and also wh

  9. says:

    This is one of the most fascinating books I've read recentlyThis book covers the history and future of the humble banana It starts with its beginnings in Asia its geographic and evolutionary progressing and the arrival of the banana to AmericaBananas are incredible the popular ones have no seed and reproduce asexually Since they're all genetically identical they are very susceptible to disease In fact today's banana the Cavendish

  10. says:

    This is a really disappointing book It got lots of glowing reviews but I was consistently frustrated by it It is poorly written sloppily researched randomly organized simplistically argued The book's most egregious

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