Monday, July 25, 2011

The True Cost of a Pineapple

A pineapple plantation. Photo courtesy:

Pineapples: Luxury fruit at what price?

Pineapple is the latest bargain offer in supermarkets, but the true cost is paid in the countries where it is produced. Guardian special correspondent Felicity Lawrence investigates reports of environmental damage, union-busting and poverty wages in Costa Rica's fruit industry.

Watch this video in spanish.

I intend to give up eating pineapples in support of the peasants. I will also be sending emails to Dole and Del Monte asking for explanations; and, letting them know that I will be boycotting their products. To find out how to contact Dole, click here. To contact Del Monte, click here.

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