Banana shortage could be caused by fungal infections and bugs
(KTVI) - We could be approaching a banana shortage. Researchers say bananas are being plagued by bugs and fungal infections. Costa Rica is one of the biggest suppliers of bananas. It has already declared a national emergency over the state of its crop.
The country`s half-a-billion-dollar banana export industry has been hit by two separate plagues of mealybugs and scale insects with up to 20 percent of its produce lost.