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The World’s Bananas are Clones—and They are in Imminent Danger

The banana is the world’s most popular fruit crop, with over 100 million metric tons produced annually in over 130 tropical and subtropical countries. Edible bananas are the result of a genetic accident in nature that created the seedless fruit we enjoy today.

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In the war for the online grocery cart, it is robots against humans. A flurry of deals among supermarket chains reveal radically different approaches to selling food online. The basic question: Should companies automate the task of picking groceries off the shelf, or rely on human pickers?   Read more

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