Thursday, July 2, 2009

On trial for malice

"One third of the production price of the average banana is used simply to cover the cost of pesticides. All over the world, banana plantation workers are suffering and dying from the effects of these pesticides. Juan Dominguez, a million-dollar personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, is on his biggest case ever representing over 10,000 Nicaraguan banana workers claiming to be afflicted by a pesticide known as Nemagon. Dole Food and Dow Chemicals are on trial." (Thanks Anna)

1 comment:

Peder said...

I learned about this a number of years ago in a World Agriculture class in college. It is just a shame that so few Americans know about it and don't care. Glad to see someone blogging about it.