Banana Link gave notification of a new video about pineapple production in Costa Rica. I recommend that readers of this website give the video a viewing. From Banana Link email newsletter, 14th May 2018.
Key words: pineapple production; plantation labour conditions; chemical pesticide use; supermarket power.
The Bitter Price of Tropical Fruits
Pineapple production is wreaking havoc on human health, livelihoods and the environment in Costa Rica. This documentary (in English) from Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, takes a look at how low prices in European supermarkets encourage cheap labour and extensive use of toxic pesticides.