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How to make a delicious chilera – and your own banana vinegar
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How to make a delicious chilera – and your own banana vinegar

Ed Bernhardt - September 22, 2017

Recently there’s been a lot more interest in the benefits of natural vinegar, and for good reason.  Naturally fermented vinegars have many beneficial properties that improve and…

PHOTOS: President Luis Guillermo Solís visits areas affected by floods in Costa Rica’s Limón province
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PHOTOS: President Luis Guillermo Solís visits areas affected by floods in Costa Rica’s Limón province

Alberto Font - July 4, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís visited damaged areas in the Caribbean province of Limón on Wednesday and Thursday after heavy rains last weekend caused floods in Costa Rica's Caribbean…

Flooding latest hurdle for Costa Rica’s banana, pineapple producers
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Flooding latest hurdle for Costa Rica’s banana, pineapple producers

The Tico Times - July 2, 2015

Flooding in the Caribbean has washed out fields of two of Costa Rica’s most important agricultural exports. Banana and pineapple producers are still trying to get a…

Costa Rica consumes more agrochemicals per hectare than any country in the world
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Costa Rica consumes more agrochemicals per hectare than any country in the world

The Tico Times - June 7, 2015

To sustain its massive fruit plantations, Costa Rica uses more agrochemicals per hectare of cultivated land than any other country in the world, according to the University of Costa Rica's…

New strain of banana fungus threatens world harvests
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New strain of banana fungus threatens world harvests

Phoebe Sedgman | Bloomberg - June 4, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia — Six decades after a banana-killing fungus all but wiped out plantations across Latin America, a new strain threatens to destroy global harvests. A type…

Costa Rica banana workers affected by Nemagon still waiting on compensation
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Costa Rica banana workers affected by Nemagon still waiting on compensation

Alberto Font - April 16, 2015

Hundreds of banana workers who were exposed to the banned pesticide Nemagon protested Wednesday in front of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly demanding compensation for physical and psychological…

Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices
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Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices

The Tico Times - March 31, 2015

After years of low prices and falling production from the roya fungus, Costa Rica’s coffee exports are garnering better prices, according to a report from the Foreign…

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

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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…