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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

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

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…

5-year moratorium proposed on pineapple production in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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5-year moratorium proposed on pineapple production in Costa Rica

Fabiola Pomareda - October 15, 2014

Edgardo Araya, a legislator for the Broad Front Party from Alajuela, and a number of community representatives from pineapple-producing zones, on Monday urged the executive branch to pass a…

Costa Rica will go all-in on pineapple exports. But is that a good thing?
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Business
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Costa Rica will go all-in on pineapple exports. But is that a good thing?

David Boddiger - September 16, 2014

The Spanish-language daily La Nación has an above-the-fold lead story today that highlights Costa Rica's ongoing efforts to police its pineapple industry for environmental missteps. Pineapple is one…

Police arrest 8 in connection with trucking company driving cocaine to Mexico
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Crime
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Police arrest 8 in connection with trucking company driving cocaine to Mexico

The Tico Times - April 23, 2014

Police broke up a regional drug trafficking ring after arresting eight suspects in a series of raids across Costa Rica on Wednesday morning. The scene wouldn’t look…

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