Believe it or not, one of the world's favorite fruits could become extinct, and sooner than we think.

KCCI Des Moines reports that a banana-killing fungus has made its way from Southeast Asia to Latin America- and that could spell the end of the fruit as we know it.

According to Exiter University's chair in food, Cavendish bananas (the kind we consume in North America), are likely to be killed off.

The fungus can sit dormant for many years, but it's nearly impossible to completely get rid of it.

Since the situation is currently looking dire, scientists are likely to look to gene editing and cross-breeding to save the fruit.

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