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In pictures

Using photos to tell stories about people and bananas

Peru’s best kept banana secret

Wednesday, 19 June 2019
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'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
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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
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A collecting mission to Bougainville consolidates the reputation of the New Guinea region as an exceptional hotspot of banana diversity.
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The beer bananas of East Africa

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
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East Africa has a long tradition of brewing beer with bananas that were most likely domesticated for that purpose.
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Wild bananas of Northeast India

Friday, 20 May 2016
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The rainforests of Northeast India support a high diversity of wild bananas.
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The oasis bananas of Oman

Friday, 04 December 2015
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The oases along Oman's Wadi Tiwi provide evidence of the impact of ancient trade on banana cultivation.
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The bananas of Pohnpei

Friday, 07 August 2015
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The small Micronesian island of Pohnpei is best known for its orange-fleshed bananas rich in precursors of vitamin A.
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The Hill Bananas of southern India

Tuesday, 02 December 2014
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Hill Bananas owe their name, and distinct flavour, to the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu in the southernmost part of the Indian peninsula.
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Enset, the 'false banana'

Tuesday, 03 June 2014
Ensete thumbnail Enset is a member of the same botanical family as the banana, but unlike its cousin it is not grown for its fruit but for its rhizome and pseudostem.
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EARTH's bananas

Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Earth banana thumbnail When the founders of EARTH University bought the land on which to build a campus, the property included a commercial banana farm.
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