News, blogs, analyses and announcements on bananas

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News and analysis

Linnaeus’s banana legacy

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Linnaeus FGB 70px How Linnaeus inadvertently muddled the taxonomy of bananas when he gave Latin binomials to two edible bananas.
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Modernizing Simmonds and Shepherd’s legacy

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Mixing Strategies 70px The nomenclature system specific to edible bananas is the only alternative to Latin binomials, but it needs tweaking and advocates to promote it.
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The impact of extreme weather events on the price of bananas

Anne Vézina Monday, 23 July 2018
Dunkerke UGPBAN 70px A study explores the impact of extreme weather events on the price of bananas in the French market.
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In pictures

Peru’s best kept banana secret

Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Isla Banana Pulp 70px
'Isla' is one of the most sought-after bananas in Peru. Yet, little is known about it.
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Pesticides out, biodiversity in

Monday, 21 May 2018
Biodiversity 70px
Biodiversity returns to the banana fields of Guadeloupe and Martinique as growers adopt agroecological approaches.
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Collecting bananas in Bougainville

Monday, 22 May 2017
Bougainville 70px
A collecting mission to Bougainville consolidates the reputation of the New Guinea region as an exceptional hotspot of banana diversity.
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Under the peel

What's in store for organic bananas?

Frans Wielemaker Monday, 27 May 2019
Organic Bananas 70px The demand for organic bananas has grown exponentially, but can they ever become mainstream?
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Taming the scientific literature on banana diseases

David Robert Jones Thursday, 28 February 2019
Handbook Cover 70px The editor of Diseases of banana, abacá and enset blogs about the challenges of updating his popular book.
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TR4 and China’s boom and bust banana sector

Robin Thiers Thursday, 10 January 2019
Porters 70px The authors draw on fieldwork in China to show how TR4 shaped relations between capital, land and labour.
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