Research favours bananas over potatoes as staple food
Based on a research carried out through the Consultative Groupon International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) partnership, researchers claim that bananas could soon become an important food source for millions of people and replace potatoes as the staple diet due to climate change.
A GROUP of experts in the field, responding to a request from the United Nations' Committee on world
food security, looked at the projected effects of climate change on 22 of the world's most important agricultural commodities. They predict that the world's three biggest crops in terms of calories provided - maize, rice and wheat - will decrease in many developing countries.
Researcher Dr. Philip Thornton said that while bananas also have limiting factors, they may be a good substitute for potatoes in certain locations. The report describes wheat as the world's most important plant from which protein and calories are sourced.
From a common perspective, what the researchers say do merit consideration because bananas are much more nutritional than potatoes.
Parents can induce children to reduce their consumption of potatoes and instead eat more and more bananas and other fruits which will have a good impact on their health.