No End to the Banana!

Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 to Monday, June 30, 2008
Location: 
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House

Intro | Exhibit Photos

This exhibition explores the diversity of bananas, and who uses them and for what. It also shows how research can help us use this diversity to increase options for both small-scale farmers in the developing world and consumers in industrialized countries. Banana fiber is used for paper, bank notes, ropes, clothes, wall hangings, baskets and hundreds of artistic endeavours. Leaves are also used to wrap anything and everything, but especially food. Many varieties are fried, roasted, juiced, dried or chipped to make healthy and affordable snacks and street foods.

Details about the exhibit

No end to the banana was produced by Bioversity International, in collaboration with CIRAD and KULeuven, and includes prints donated by the Missouri Botanical Garden and John Dyer. More Information

banana flowering stalk