[Blog Update] Creative Protest Spreads, with Actions Against Dole and Chiquita
In Los Angeles, Chicago, and Portland, Oregon, groups of activists staged creative protests outside of stores that sell bananas from Dole and Chiquita – companies the run their truck fleets partly on oil from the tar sands. A typical banana travels 3,000 miles from plantations in Central America to store shelves in the US, making the tropical fruit industry a major oil consumer. Dole and Chiquita could be using their market power to steer energy development away from destructive projects like the tar sands and toward renewable power. Instead they’ve chosen to fuel their vehicles with tar sands oil, fueling demand for this deadly product.