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Banana Economics Forum Bananas are the number one exported fruit in the world, and the number one fruit eaten in nearly every country. This forum is for discussions of the economics of bananas involving producers, economists, consumers, transporters, wholesalers, and governments.


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Old 10-31-2012, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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BBC News - Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world

Have a read of this news article, very interesting.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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remember..potatoes,many types and reproduction is easy and varied for most people..bananas,many types but reproduction is not the same...because most edible bananas are not producted from seed,a copy of a copy of a copy and so on,,one day on the edge of being wiped out..the other pest and disease may wipe you out....potatoes are susceptible to the same but comeback would be much easier in a world wide scare ,still a lot of {old stock}bananas not alot of the original stock left out there,,as always just my opinon
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If I have a mild winter growing banana's would be alot easier than trying to grow potato's.. :^)
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Thanks, good item to read. Quite sure we will all see a lot of changes in the way we do things and what we eat. At least some of us will have a good supply of food on hand if the temps rise a little. Not looking for the increase in temps but it looks like we will see it. Good growiing.
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Yo Noah: Love your closing one liner! Amen I say... Stay Safe,Tom
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It would be nice for growing seasons worldwide if the temps were still warming, but that stopped 16 years ago. Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it | Mail Online
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Yo CountryBoy: Wow: Thanks for articleonso called "Global Warming"! I am forwarding to all on my list. It sure cuts through the Government BS and Corporate Lies!

Stay Safe, And keep yer eyes open for black helicopters over your house! :-) Some may not appreciate your sharing this information to others.
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I assume that Hawaii's grading system is similar to the grading systems used internally by the international companies.
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I assume that Hawaii's grading system is similar to the grading systems used internally by the international companies.
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remember..potatoes,many types and reproduction is easy and varied for most people..bananas,many types but reproduction is not the same...because most edible bananas are not producted from seed,a copy of a copy of a copy and so on,,one day on the edge of being wiped out..the other pest and disease may wipe you out....potatoes are susceptible to the same but comeback would be much easier in a world wide scare ,still a lot of {old stock}bananas not alot of the original stock left out there,,as always just my opinon
I agree 100% on that one. It's better to rely on potatoes... More nutritive, satisfying and loved by all. There's a lot of untouched old varieties still growing in latin america to rely on of there were any problems with the commercial variety. Still, I adore bananas... and potatoes!
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Cooking bananas are the potatoes of the tropics.
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And they are so good! But they do use plenty of potatoes too!
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And they are so good! But they do use plenty of potatoes too!
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All this talking about bananas made me hungry! I just made a HUGE batch of banana fritters! Soooo good!!!
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Absolutely! Along with Taro, Breadfruit and Cassava. Most of the potato grown in the tropics for consumption is sweet potato.
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Sweet potato is awesome !
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Absolutely! Along with Taro, Breadfruit and Cassava. Most of the potato grown in the tropics for consumption is sweet potato.
Don't forget peach palms and yams. I hardly ever eat potatoes any more. Trying to move to a more sustainable approach on eating and living. If it was flown here I try to stay away.
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I guess climate, rainfall and cultural background play a big part in what most of us grow in the tropics. I prefer quick, easy and nutritious so Taro is my starch of choice (although I eagerly await my breadfruit trees fruiting).
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