The Travels of a Banana

Looking at the past, present, and future, we would see that a banana’s travels could once again change because of a fungus.

Learn With Elaine: Banana Problems

Echoing what happened during the 1950s, banana problems with a spreading fungus mean we will again need a new kind of banana.

An Alarming Banana Story

Threatened by a rapidly spreading fungus, our banana supply will have to change or it will massively shrink.

Why We Should Worry About Our Bananas

Because our banana supply could be obliterated, we will have to adjust to a replacement that might taste somewhat different.

Why We Should Worry About Our (Top) Banana

With the arrival of a banana fungus in the Americas, we should start to worry about the survival of one of our most popular fruits.

A Banana, a Billionaire, and a Tesla Tax Follow-Up

Our banana, $450 million painting, and Tesla tax stories were just so interesting that they deserved fascinating follow-ups.

Supply and Demand: Banana Economics

At my local supermarket, bananas are 69 cents a pound while Red Delicious apples, grown much closer to home, are $1.49 per pound. As banana writer Dan Koeppel points out, “That bananas have long been the cheapest fruit at the…