Banana that was cut - Bing images. Banana befor being selectivly bred - Bing images. Characteristics of the Banana Fruit. Yes, We'll Have No Bananas - Thanks to Selective Breeding, our Favourite Fruit can Neither Reproduce nor Defend Itself from Disease. The banana is about to disappear from store shelves around the globe.
Experts say the world's favourite fruit will pass into oblivion within a decade. No more fresh bananas. No more banana bread. No more banana muffins or banana cream pie. Selective breeding of plants. The unnatural selection of plants with favourable traits to produce more disease-resistant plants with better quality and higher yield.
Selective breeding can remedy world hunger. For example, plant breeders can identify and characterize genetic sources of resistance to stripe rust, a fungal disease that infects wheat plants. They can also develop high quality crops that can defend against pests, diseases and environmental stresses.