Bananas on pig menus in China

21-06-2007 | |

Banana growers try to get rid of their enormous oversupply by feeding them to pigs.

Chinese sales of bananas have decreased dramatically after the word had spread that eating bananas could be unhealthy.

Last month, rumours were heard that bananas could contain viruses like SARS, which led to 800 deaths a couple of years ago. The Chinese ministry of agriculture immediately denied this.

Another rumour was that bananas from Hainan would increase the risk on cancer. At that moment, the banana growers were fighting a fungus called Panama disease.

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