TR4 solution creator seeks commercial deal – FreshFruitPortal.com

The scientist behind what is being hailed as a revolutionary product that controls and mitigates TR4 is planning to secure a partner in the next two months.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/08/25/creator-of-proven-tr4-preventive-and-curative-solution-eyes-commercial-partnership-in-coming-weeks/

CRISPR might save Cavendish bananas from extinction—but would it be a long-term solution? | Genetic Literacy Project

Supermarket shelves may still be stocked chock-full of bananas, but the industry is growing increasingly alarmed. The fungal disease , which causes banana
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/06/crispr-might-save-cavendish-bananas-from-extinction-for-now-but-is-it-a-long-term-solution/

Sigatoka: Boron studied as possible treatment – FreshFruitPortal.com

Boragen is collaborating with Dole in the search for innovative and more sustainable solutions to protect against banana disease Black Sigatoka.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/05/21/boragen-and-dole-team-up-to-develop-boron-based-sigatoka-treatment/

The world’s banana crops are under threat from a deadly fungus. Is gene editing the answer? | National Post

Where GMOs — restricted in a significant portion of the world — have a foreign gene inserted into the organism, CRISPR allows for the organism’s genes to be edited
— Read on nationalpost.com/life/food/the-worlds-banana-crops-are-under-threat-from-a-deadly-fungus-is-gene-editing-the-answer

World’s favorite banana faces extinction. Are GMOs, CRISPR the final hope? | Genetic Literacy Project

The race to engineer the next-generation banana is on. The Colombian government confirmed that a banana-killing fungus has invaded the Americas — the
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/09/25/worlds-favorite-banana-faces-extinction-are-gmos-crispr-the-final-hope/

How a genetically altered virus could save Florida’s decimated orange industry from citrus greening disease | Genetic Literacy Project

In the early 1970s there was a ubiquitous television ad promoting Florida orange juice including the line, “a day without orange juice is like a day
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/06/10/how-a-benign-virus-could-save-floridas-decimated-orange-industry-from-citrus-greening-disease/