Banana Triangle by Beutel, James

Banana Triangle

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    No, Rosemary is the consummate ‘bad cop’…

  2. randayn

    randayn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What do you mean ‘one of’’ Scotty? Tom is the ONLY hard worker on the island.

    The release of sweet, sweet death Tom. Think about it.

  3. Ryan (Say what now?!)

    Ryan (Say what now?!) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Rosemay thinks the way a certain many people think. If you can’t disprove it; it must be true.

  4. Curtis Mathews

    Curtis Mathews GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why should Tom yearn for ‘sweet, sweet death’? Get rid of Rosemary first.

  5. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ryan; and for some people the opposite is true too: if you can’t prove it, it must be false!

  6. dianehb

    dianehb said, over 1 year ago

    What I want to know is what is happening to the banana trees? (And the bats? And the bees? And certain species that die off and never return?)

  7. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, over 1 year ago

    @dianehb

    From what I understand, all of the commercial banana plants today are basically clones from cuttings of the same plant. These plants are being infected with a blight that all of them are susceptible to. This is not the first time that the world’s banana crop has been endangered. There was an earlier variety by the name of Gros Michel that was, from what I read, was sweeter than our current variety. It too was affected by a banana blight that was unique to that particular variety. This variety was so ravished by that blight that the world’s supply of bananas was cut off until the current cultivar was found. The only good news is that the blight has been found early and they are trying to find a replacement cultivar before our current supply has been cut off by its blight.
    This is the problem with a lack of biodiversity in our food supply. By having relatively few varieties of each of our basic food plants, we are able to produce large quantities of consistent quality grains and other foods. However, if these few varieties of plants are infected with a devastating virus, fungus or bacteria, we could be looking at famine conditions.
    This is part of what happened in Ireland during the potato famine. Irish people starved because of their favorite staple of food was infected with a virus leaving the potatoes rotting in the ground.

  8. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    @kaecispopX

    The Irish starved because the English deliberately made sure all the wheat, which they called corn, was exported, they wanted people to die, leave the country so they could populate it with loyalists.

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