Bananas are at risk of being totally destroyed due to tropical disease that is affecting this particular fruit worldwide.
The Panama disease is a form of virus that attacks the roots of the tree and it has already spread in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Central America.
If the disease reaches South America, researchers are warning that the Cavendish banana type, the most sold banana type in the world, can be totally destroyed.
A Madagascan tree can be the salvation for banana lovers, since this particular type of tree offers a wild banana which is not affected by this disease.
Plant biologists are attempting to create a new banana species to offer resistance against this devastating disease.