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Plague threatens region's banana industry

Monday, March 3, 2014

Central America's banana industry is facing a major challenge as markets become more disputed and a plague threatens to hit the region.

Panama disease, the most destructive plague to hit the crop, has been reported in Africa and parts of Asia, and has raised alarm in Latin America where experts agree it is only a matter of time before it hits the region.

Changes in fruit consumption habits in the U.S. and Europe represent a challenge for growers, who have had to make drastic changes in order to make their production more environmentally friendly.

Full story (in Spanish)