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BananaS! Dole Slipping Up. October 14, 2009

Filed under: Philanthropy — Zain @ 1:11 am

bananaIn the film Bananas twelve Nicaraguan banana plantation workers are suing Dole for concealing the dangers of a pesticide that they claim made them sterile. The case is about Nemagon, one of many brand names for Dibromochloropropane (DBCP), a pesticide originally synthesized in 1955. It was used extensively all over the world until 1977, when employees who had handled the chemical at the Occidental Chemical plant in California were found to be sterile.



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