http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35131751 Buy a banana and it will almost certainly be descended from one plant grown at an English stately home. But now we face losing one of the world's most-loved fruits. Sitting in picture-perfect Peak District grounds, Chatsworth House seems an unlikely birthplace for today's global banana industry. But practically every banana consumed in the western world is directly descended from a plant grown in the Derbyshire estate's hothouse 180 years ago. This is the story of how the Cavendish became the world's most important fruit - and why it and bananas as we know them could soon cease to exist. Will you weep for the death of the banana? On a personal note... god I loathed Chatsworth House.