Did you know that the bananas in stores are actually genetically identical clones and are sterile?
Have you ever wondered why the bananas you buy from the store look so alike? Have you ever considered the possibility that they’re cloned? Because they indeed are.
It’s a little known fact that the bananas we eat today are known as Cavendish bananas. Previously, another sort, known as Gros Michel or Big Mike, was widely available in many countries. However, a type of fungus, which was resistant to fungicide, contaminated the roots of the Big Mike banana, resulting in wiping it out entirely. This is because Big Mike, as well as Cavendish and other sorts of bananas, are actually genetically modified clones. They are identical in looks and taste. The wild banana is filled with hard seeds and lacks flesh.
So next time you’re about to buy some bananas remember that you’re buying a product of science, not a natural fruit.