The world’s bananas are under threat from a dreaded fungus which is devastating banana crops across the world. The way in which we have tamed and cultivated this wild creature, has created a superfruit to suit our tastes, but has also left the banana weak and fighting for survival. And this is now not only threatening the sweet and loveable banana we enjoy in the West, but the staple diet of millions of people across the globe.
The banana is a unique fruit, and his story is particularly quirky, but his problems are shared with every crop that we grow. We desperately need to find a way to feed the world in a sustainable, humane, and environmentally friendly way. A story of our times, The Top Banana, asks the question: Can we feed the world without killing the planet?