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

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

Lindsay Fendt - 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
Bananas
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Bananas
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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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Crime
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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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Business
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Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices

Zach Dyer - 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

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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Business
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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…

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