Push for Greener Bananas in Costa Rica

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Bob Carty reports from Costa Rica on the environmental cost of the country’s banana industry and the movement to clean up production of its biggest export. Costa Rican banana plantations have doubled in size in the last five years, making the country the world’s second-largest banana producer, but the boom has left a trail of worker injuries, deforestation and pesticide poisoning.

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