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A look at Costa Rica’s tomato revolution

The Tico Times visits the scientists behind Costa Rica's "super tomato," achieved through generations of natural cross-breeding.

Costa Rica promotes pesticide-free rice farming

A four-year project developed in Guanacaste resulted in a new product called EcoArroz (Eco Rice) that is more nutritious and has more minerals than tradional rice.

Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

China’s ambassador to Costa Rica stopped at Manuel Antonio Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour a palm oil plantation in hopes of increasing business and tourism ties between the two countries

Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat

Consumption of vegetables grown north of Cartago province do not pose any risk to humans despite their exposure to ashes from the Turrialba Volcano, the Costa Rican government says.

Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border

Border police seized 20,000 pirate avocados at the Panama border on Thursday afternoon, the latest in the ongoing avocado saga that began when Costa Rica banned Mexican avocado imports a year ago.

Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban

Agricultural importers say contraband Mexican Hass avocados have been appearing in farmers markets around the capital lately.
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Costa Rica Invests in La Radial de Alajuela to Enhance Tourism and Reduce Traffic

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) reopened the road on La Radial de Alajuela. After three months of work and endless traffic...

U.S. and Costa Rica Forge Strategic Alliance in Technology and Telecommunications

Deputy National Security Advisor Neuberger, along with Department of State Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick and U.S. Ambassador...

Poas Volcano National Park Temporarily Closed Due to Increased Volcanic Activity

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) informed that the Poas Volcano National Park had to be closed...