A fruit seller organises fresh produce at a shop in the Sudanese city of Omdurman. Many countries, in particular in Africa, rely on bananas for over a quarter of their daily calorie intake. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

It’s bananas: global food crisis warning that the Asia-Pacific can’t afford to ignore

  • The deadly Panama disease fungus has arrived in South America, threatening the world banana trade and highlighting species vulnerability amid climate change
  • The Cavendish banana is in the vanguard of a food security challenge that can only get more severe. Apec food ministers’ silence on this in Chile was inexplicable

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A fruit seller organises fresh produce at a shop in the Sudanese city of Omdurman. Many countries, in particular in Africa, rely on bananas for over a quarter of their daily calorie intake. Photo: AFP
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