Going bananas over Florida fruit

27.03.48: HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA are being swamped by patients experiencing intense flashbacks of past horrors.

'The symptoms are like post-traumatic stress disorder,' says health chief Dan Roche. '"Body memories" stored in the brain's fear centre, the amygdala, repeatedly flood back. We've seen people reliving car crashes and air disasters. The ER rooms are like disaster-movie sets.'

Brain scans reveal amygdala abnormalities, probably caused by a prion, a slow-acting infectious protein. One theory is that the prion was created by a faulty switch in early crops of GM fruit. Florida was first to produce GM crops and some fruit was sold illegally on the home market. RC

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