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Costa Rica recognizes first carbon-neutral banana company
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Costa Rica recognizes first carbon-neutral banana company

Zach Dyer - March 12, 2015

A “green" banana never looked so good. Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) recognized Finca San Pablo as the country's first carbon neutral banana farm during a ceremony Monday.…

Nearly 14,000 sickened banana workers to receive payment for pesticide exposure
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Nearly 14,000 sickened banana workers to receive payment for pesticide exposure

Zach Dyer - December 3, 2014

After 13 years, Costa Rica finally has a regulation guaranteeing payment of physical and psychological damages for nearly 14,000 banana workers who were exposed to the banned…

Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’
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Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’

L. Arias - October 30, 2014

Bananas produced at EARTH University’s commercial plantation in the Caribbean province of Limón this month were classified as “best” at Whole Foods stores in Canada and the…

Costa Rica promises to compensate sickened banana workers
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Costa Rica promises to compensate sickened banana workers

AFP - October 8, 2014

Costa Rica has agreed to pay the medical bills and other compensation for some 12,000 banana workers and their relatives suffering lingering effects of exposure to pesticides…

High levels of fungicide found in pregnant women living near banana plantations
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High levels of fungicide found in pregnant women living near banana plantations

Zach Dyer - September 10, 2014

A new study has found alarmingly high levels of pesticides in the urine of pregnant Costa Rican women working in and living near the banana industry in Matina, Limón.…

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Banana giant Chiquita rejects Brazilian takeover bid

AFP - August 14, 2014

NEW YORK – Banana giant Chiquita rejected Thursday the takeover bid by Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups, calling their offer "inadequate" and sticking to its plan to…

Chiquita gets takeover proposal that would kill Fyffes deal
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Chiquita gets takeover proposal that would kill Fyffes deal

Jack Kaskey, Donal Griffin and David Welch | Bloomberg - August 11, 2014

NEW YORK — Chiquita Brands International, owner of the namesake banana label, received an unsolicited $611 million takeover proposal that envisages the company scrapping its pending merger…

UN warns of risk to banana supply after disease spreads
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UN warns of risk to banana supply after disease spreads

Whitney McFerron | Bloomberg - April 9, 2014

LONDON – A disease damaging banana crops in Southeast Asia has spread to the Middle East and Africa, posing risks to world supply and trade totaling $8.9…

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