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wow_happens28   Saturday, 12/29/18 07:55:53 AM
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The Bitter Price of Tropical Fruits

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Pineapples are one of the world’s most desired fruits, but conventional pineapple farming is threatening human health and damaging the environment

Costa Rica is the world leader in pineapple production, exporting 2 million tons each year

The featured film, “The Bitter Price of Tropical Fruits,” shows how large-scale pineapple producers are using pesticides and cheap labor to maximize their profits

Toxic agrochemicals used in conventional pineapple farming are contaminating water supplies in Costa Rica, forcing locals to reply on state-supplied water

Costa Rica, despite its small size and eco-friendly image, uses more pesticides than any other country, as well as has the longest list of approved chemicals

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/29/who-profits-from-pineapple-production.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20181229Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM256219&et_rid=506028568

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