Not Bananas about Research

Like many taxpayers, I have often fumed over money wasted on dumb and useless scientific research at universities and government agencies. I was pleased to finally see a report on a study that offers all of us some real-life practical benefit [“Say What?,” Fall 2012 News & Notes]. The next time I’m in the supermarket produce section, I’ll keep repeating, “Banana … banana … banana.” If that research report is correct, I’ll get to those ripe fruits one-tenth of a second before the other shoppers.

Jim Bie ’50 La Jolla, California

Published in the Winter 2012 issue

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