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Satellite imagery confirms Dole destroying national park land for bananas ~ ~ #Eco #space #forests

Satellite imagery confirms Dole destroying national park land for bananas ~ ~ #Eco #space #forests

Dole responds to allegations it is illegally growing bananas in national park (10/02/2011) Dole Food Company has responded to allegations that it is clearing land in a national park in Sri Lanka known for its population of elephants as well as a number of threatened species. According to reports, the US-based food giant has partnered with a local company, Letsgrow Ltd, to grow bananas for export markets in Somawathiya National Park. Dole destroying forest in national park for bananas (08/14/2011) Dole Food Company, a US-based corporation famous for its tropical fruit products, is allegedly destroying rainforest in Somawathiya National Park in Sri Lanka for a banana plantation reports local press. The 4,700 hectare (11,600 acre) plantation, reportedly handed to local company Letsgrow by Sri Lanka's military, imperils an elephant migration route and a number of tropical spec...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1004-hance_dole_satellite.html

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