Disease-resistant banana research bears fruit

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Finding viable alternatives to traditional varieties of bananas will be essential to future-proofing the $600 million industry.

Researchers have created four new varieties of the Goldfinger banana, which is resistant to panama disease, that have the potential to satisfy both consumer and grower needs.

Rural editor Sophie Clarke caught up with Queensland Department of Ag and Fisheries banana production team leader Stewart Lindsay to hear more about the project.

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