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Dole Food faces new imbroglio in Central America

Friday, November 16, 2012

California-based Dole Food Company was accused of publishing misleading information about its banana cultivation practices in Guatemala.

The company claims its bananas are grown using sustainable methods, however, a California resident, who filed a claim to the Federal Court, found they are grown using destructive and polluting methods.

Dole Food has been subject to lawsuits in Central America in the past. In 2007, a group of banana plantation workers sued the company for allegedly using illiegal pesticides.

Full story (in Spanish)