16 Dec '11, 3am

Success! Chiquita Says No To Tar Sands | Care2 Causes

Success! Chiquita Says No To Tar Sands | Care2 Causes

Thanks to the efforts of Care2 and Forest Ethics members, Chiquita will eliminate shipping its bananas with fuel from refineries from Canada’s Tar Sands. Along with Dole brands, Chiquita sells more than 27 billion bananas a year , which account for more than 60 percent of the US banana market. Not only is that a lot of bananas; it’s a lot of bananas that have to be transported over 3,000 miles before you buy them. Chiquita has been using fuel from the controversial Tar Sands, which is located in Northern Alberta and which threatens the health of those who live near the refineries in Alberta and also of those in US communities. US refineries that process Tar Sands are some of the biggest and the dirtiest. Turning Tar Sands into fuel produces excessive toxic water and air pollution as well as forest destruction. The very extraction of Tar Sands “threatens an area of Boreal F...

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