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Banana Wars

Scientists fear that widespread disease will mean that key species of banana will go extinct within a decade. As NPR's Eric Niiler reports, genetically modified bananas that can resist disease have already been created. But growers don't want to plant them because Europe and some other nations are firmly opposed to GM foods.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.