Tag Archives: Banana

“Panama disease”: a pandemic…for bananas

Elizabeth Ruda Chicago, Illinois, United States   “Standard” Cavendish bananas. Crop of photo by Steve Hopson, 2007, on Flickr. CC BY 2.0. Gros Michel bananas. Crop of photo by Zwifree, 2018, on Wikimedia. CC BY 4.0. The average person does not go to the grocery store, look around the produce section, and think, “Wow, these […]

Traditional medicine in Yang Talat district, Isaan, Thailand

Khwan Phusrisom Baan Dong Bang, Thailand & UK   Fig 1. Baan Dong Bang village, Yang Talat district, and surroundings. Isaan is northeast Thailand, wedged between Laos and Cambodia. I grew up there, in Yang Talat district, (Fig 1) in the Baan Dong Bang village headman’s teak house, where I saw traditional medicine in use […]