Results for - Bye Bye Bananas?

1,826 voters participated in this survey

1. Have you heard the news that bananas might go extinct?

Yes
18%
330 votes
No
73%
1,341 votes
Undecided
3%
57 votes
Not Applicable
5%
98 votes

2. There are many reasons behind this issue, some of them excruciatingly scientific. But the gist is that there is a fungal disease threatening the largest exporter of bananas in Africa. Were you aware that the previous biggest exporter of bananas was completely wiped out by a similar disease back in 1965?

Yes
9%
170 votes
No
76%
1,392 votes
Undecided
5%
98 votes
Not Applicable
9%
166 votes

3. Part of the reason we are facing this issue again is because when the original fungus happened, the banana industry settled on one replacement and basically all other bananas are a clone of this one. There is not enough variety in the banana world. And now the plague will threaten to wipe them all out. Do you think we are taking too many shortcuts in agriculture these days?

Yes
57%
1,032 votes
No
11%
203 votes
Undecided
23%
411 votes
Not Applicable
10%
180 votes

4. It will take massive resources to try and contain, or even stop, this fungus. At present, because of monoculture in the banana world, there aren't really any good alternatives. GMOs and hybrids are being considered. Would you be open to these options?

Yes
24%
430 votes
No
29%
535 votes
Undecided
36%
663 votes
Not Applicable
11%
198 votes

5. Would you be upset if the banana was gone for good?

Yes
66%
1,209 votes
No
15%
277 votes
Undecided
10%
188 votes
Not Applicable
8%
152 votes
12/16/2015 Food & Drink 1826 46 By: MamaV1776

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