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The banana industry in Guadeloupe is many things: it is the livelihood of many families, the island's main export, a tourist attraction and the subject of scientific research. There are hundreds of different varieties of bananas and scientists in Guadeloupe are engaged in the search for the perfect banana of the future.
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12 September 2008

Classroom Ideas

Use as a starting point for a research project on life in Guadeloupe, exploring the local economy. It could also be used to discuss fruit, in particular bananas, what types of bananas students enjoy and whether the research being conducted is of any interest to them. Students could be asked to listen out for numbers and make a note of those they hear. You may want to take advantage of the cross curricular links with both science and food technology as well.