There is a type of deadly fungus present in Colombia, which is the sixth financier in the world, and this fungus threatens the existence of bananas in the whole world.
This type of fungus made its way to Latin America, which is the home of bananas in the world.
The Colombian Ministry of Agriculture announced several days ago that it had found a type of poisonous fungus, called TR4, and called on farmers to get rid of their crops in these places.
Unfortunately, specialists are concerned about the possibility of getting rid of this type of fungus.
This type of fungus was first discovered in 1989 in Taiwan, and then in other countries such as Lebanon, India and Australia.
This fungus travels through the soil, is easily transmitted through tractors and the shoes of ground workers, and can lie dormant for several years until it can get into the banana roots through the water to absorb the nutrients in it.
Specialists pointed out that it is difficult to know how long this type of fungus has been around, and this is what prompted farmers to get rid of the crop and destroy it.
And the specialists reported that this epidemic would permanently change the nature of bananas that we know!