05 May 1998
Exploitation evidence warns consumers off South American bananas
SOUTH American blood is being spilled to put bananas on sale in European supermarkets, consumers have been warned.
A video filmed undercover, and shown at an international conference in Brussels yesterday, showed workers on plantations in Costa Rica being poisoned by toxic insecticide sprays, appalling housing conditions and systematic sexual exploitation of women.
- The Independent 05/05/98 page 10