The Terrifying Truth About Bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits and are very nutritional. In this episode, SciShow’s Hank explains how the monoculture of commercial banana production is threatened by a new strain of the Panama Disease and how we are addressing this issue.


I am a former junior and senior high school biology and chemistry teacher and science curriculum consultant. I have always been interested in science, particularly biology and ecology. As a child I was always asking “why?”, taking things apart to see how they worked (sometimes getting them back together), and exploring my local environment. I teach undergraduate science education courses where one of my academic interests is how we address the Nature of Science in classrooms to ensure students develop a true understanding of what science “is”, and the role science plays in our lives.  

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