Lawsuit takes Dole’s sustainability claims to task

Read the full story at GreenBiz.

The Seattle-based law firm Hagens Berman filed a lawsuit against Dole for knowingly purchasing bananas from growers whose operations have destroyed wetlands and poisoned water sources with pesticides in Guatemala.

The lawsuit filed this week suggests that like too many corporations, Dole has found it more convenient to employ the tactics of greenwashing rather than commit to genuinely sustainable practices. According to Hagens Berman, “In spite of Dole’s promises to act as a safe and sustainable company in communities where its products are grown, the company knowingly purchased bananas from a plantation in Guatemala that devastated the local environment and community.”

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