Bye-Bye Bananas?

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America's favorite fruit is in danger of going extinct. Panama Disease has wiped out many banana plantations and there isn't a cure. Inspired by a Popular Science article about the banana paradox, writer-journalist Dan Koeppel examined the banana trade and its consequences, globalization, geopolitics, and genetic fragility in a new book.

Dan will be discussing and signing copies of his book, Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World, at Vroman's Bookstore (695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena) on Thursday, January 10 at 7pm.

Music break: Tambuku by Robert Drasnin