If nothing else, these advances offer hope that science will one day overcome the unfortunate sexual inadequacies of the banana. Let us hope so, otherwise the resulting bananageddon will ensure that the Cavendish goes the way of Big Mike, and future generations of fruit lovers will have to find some other curved yellow food to complement their ice cream.
If you don’t read Damn Interesting yet, you should check it out (and maybe buy their book, which may be the perfect bathroom reader).
They post infrequently, but it’s a great Instapaper content feed. And they aren’t afraid to use the word “bananageddon”.