AUSTRALIA FACES MASSIVE BANANA SHORTAGE AS CATEGORY FIVE CYCLONE DESTROYS 95% OF NATION'S CROPS
ESTIMATES LOSSES OF $150 MILLION, 2000+ JOBS
The Queensland MP, Bob Kater, gave an emotional update to Channel Seven news on the shocking damage sustained by fruit, vegetable and sugar farms in and around Innisfail and the Atherton Tablelands, after Cyclone Larry roared to the coast of North Queensland yesterday.
Kater has estimated possible losses of 95% of all banana crops in the farming districts of North Queensland. His first guess rough estimate was $150 million in losses for the banana industry alone.
Go here for the full story on the banana drought about to hit Australia, and the fallout for the tourism industry.
Go to Cyclone Larry : The Aftermath for regular updates and background on the Category Five super cyclone.