Belgium lab in bid to save banana trade

Scientists try to combat Fusarium Wilt fungus which has decimated trade in the fruit in Indonesia and Malaysia.

A lab in Belgium is looking for a solution to a fungus called Fusarium Wilt which threatens the banana industry. The fungus has already decimated trade in Indonesia and Malaysia, and scientists are attempting to avoid a repeat of the 1950s when a similar disease decimated the banana trade.

Al Jazeera’s Simon McGregor-Wood reports from Leuven, Belgium.

Source: Al Jazeera