UK media have carried a number of reports in recent days about the threat of Panana disease to the existence of the Cavendish banana. A number of the reports have quoted Banana Link's International Co-ordinator, Alistair Smith, who explained that "It's a huge issue for growers who have already been affected in places like the Philippines but awareness is only now growing in the Americas who are yet to be hit. The potential for devastation if it does reach them is almost total."
Alistair was interviewed by Norwich based Mustard TV - you can watch the interview here.
National media coverage in the UK included:
The Norwich based Eastern Daily Press also featured the role of Banana LInk in warning about the threat of the virus is spreading across the globe, and threatening banana farms.