THE DEATH OF BANANAS?….Huh? Charles Kuffners passes on a report that says bananas might go extinct within ten years. According to the cover story in this week’s New Scientist, bananas lack the genetic diversity to fight off diseases and pests that are plaguing banana plantations. Genetic engineering may be our only hope of saving them.

Since bananas are practically the only fruit I’m actually willing to eat, this could be a major catastrophe. Has Bj?rn Lomborg heard about this?