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Old 03-05-2020, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default VICE filmed a 15 min Bit on the Cavendish Monocrop Failure

Its interesting watch. I wish that disease would wipe out monocultures, and outpace the herbicide/pesticide industry. Force humans to learn how to work with instead of against nature.

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Default Re: VICE filmed a 15 min Bit on the Cavendish Monocrop Failure

Great video, thanks for sharing.

Monocultures failing are a natural and inevitable result of these kinds of farming practices.

One would think that after the gros michel, banana companies would have learned that lesson, but society's collective memory is short, and it seems if a commercially viable TR4 strain is developed, banana companies are determined to rinse and repeat for a third time.
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Default Re: VICE filmed a 15 min Bit on the Cavendish Monocrop Failure

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Great video, thanks for sharing.

Monocultures failing are a natural and inevitable result of these kinds of farming practices.

One would think that after the gros michel, banana companies would have learned that lesson, but society's collective memory is short, and it seems if a commercially viable TR4 strain is developed, banana companies are determined to rinse and repeat for a third time.
They got 50 or more years out of it and when/if they get a replacement will greedily go back to doing the same.
Plagues are the hazard of all agriculture. Monoculture makes if worse for sure. Right we are facing a citrus plague and I hope they can engineer citrus that will be resistant to greening disease.
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Default Re: VICE filmed a 15 min Bit on the Cavendish Monocrop Failure

not really much of another option than the mono culture for a low priced banana. Regardless of 1 variety or 50, the tr4 would kill off a farmers field the same.

I can't really see the masses wanting to pay the high price for a low scale, bio diverse farm grown banana..

But maybe I should buy extra land and be ready with the gold valued bananas in hand when the mass producers are no more??
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