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BAD BUSINESS! Satellite Imagery Confirms Dole Destroying National Park Land for Bananas in Sri Lanka

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Environmental NGOs in Sri Lanka have accused US food giant Dole of illegally growing bananas in Somawathiya National Park--Dole has denied the charge saying the land in question is 'not in the [park]'.

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JM A (176)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 6:50 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 7:38 pm
Thanks for the info.

William K (308)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 7:59 pm
No more Dole.

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:18 pm
Alarming. Bad Dole!

Bette M (91)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:42 pm
No more Dole is right!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 11:38 pm
Outrageous! But somehow, not surprising. Dole is huge. Maybe they want to catch up to and overtake the Koch brothers = and there is only one way to do that - be a crook.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:38 pm
That's terrible! Shame on them!

Constance Liakos (1)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 2:46 pm
No more Dole for me and my family. As far as bananas go, I wonder about the Chiquita brand.

reft h (66)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 12:11 am
noted. Just another uncaring multinational corp.

Jana Repova (65)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 12:41 am
I won´t buy Dole!

Jen Debeer (2)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 2:19 am

Gamini J. (0)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 3:27 am
Wake up call for Sri Lankans. See what all those corrupt politicians are doing. Now a days they are lamenting about climate changes & its effect on our country. Fertile & luxuriant lands of ours sold to Multinational giants for the sake of mean economical benifits.

. (0)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 6:15 am
These corporations that produce food in other countries all do illegal things like this. They grow in other countries because they know they don't have to abide by any regulations. They can keep raping, stealing and murdering as long as they pay off the right people. Chiquita started a war because their profits were going to be affected by the Guatemalan government wanting its land for its people. Big US Business had the US military to do its dirty work if it is threatened. the Evil Empire reigns supreme, or so it thought it would. Even Rome rotted from the inside before outsiders overtook it. It seem that we are following the same path. Corruption destroys the majority for the benefit of a tiny, sleazy minority.

Kari Knabe (14)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 10:06 am
I am so tired of greed overriding the right thing to do with people & corporations!

Lynne B (0)
Friday October 7, 2011, 9:18 am
Dole's officials should be jailed for this. Their denials and contempt for the environment and national park land is yet another example of soulless corporations destroying the planet fir their own self serving greed.

KS Goh (0)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 12:40 am
Thanks for the article.

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 10:39 am
Thanks for sharing this story. Dolae bananas should be boycotted from now. How do they think it all will be in the end, when they destroy everything taht is worth something?
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