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bananas and DBCP
« on: June 28, 2018, 02:03:26 PM »
bananas and DBCP

the attachemnt is from the wall street journal. its an interesting law suit.


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1926, the company changed its name from Standard Fruit Company to Standard Fruit & Steamship Company. Between 1964 and 1968, the company was acquired by the Castle & Cooke Corporation, which also acquired James Dole's Hawaiian Pineapple Company (HAPCO) around the same time. In 1991, Castle & Cooke was renamed Dole Food Company.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Fruit_Company
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DBCP causes a dramatic decrease in male fertility, ranging from oligospermia (low sperm count) to azoospermia (lack of sperm)

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Most domestic uses of the chemical were banned in 1977. Amid growing concerns over DBCP's effects on male workers, Dow ceased production and reclaimed DBCP that had been shipped to its users.

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, despite warnings from Dow about its health effects, the Dole Food Company, which was using the chemical on its banana plantations in Latin America, threatened to sue Dow if it stopped DBCP shipments. Dow then shipped half a million gallons of DBCP to Dole, much of it reclaimed from other users.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane



doles responce
http://www.dole.com/AboutDole/DBCP-Facts
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Re: bananas and DBCP
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 02:14:36 PM »
Thirty spokes are joined in the wheel's hub.
The hole in the middle makes it useful.

...the value comes from what is there,
But the use comes from what is not there.

-Tao Te Ching  chapter 11

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Re: bananas and DBCP
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 06:10:02 PM »
doles responce
http://www.dole.com/AboutDole/DBCP-Facts
They keep repeating, "claims were not legitimate" so how are we suppose to feel :(
attachment was to large http://andrewiassur.ddns.net/%20bananas/
Like the use of your RasPI
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Re: bananas and DBCP
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 10:47:23 PM »
Thirty spokes are joined in the wheel's hub.
The hole in the middle makes it useful.

...the value comes from what is there,
But the use comes from what is not there.

-Tao Te Ching  chapter 11

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Re: bananas and DBCP
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 10:54:57 PM »
the banana massacre of 1928
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_massacre

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United Fruit was merged with Eli M. Black's AMK in 1970, to become the United Brands Company. In 1984, Carl Lindner, Jr. transformed United Brands into the present-day Chiquita Brands International.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Fruit_Company
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Re: bananas and DBCP
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 10:55:21 PM »
chiquita pays terrorists for planatation protection
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/17615143/ns/business-us_business/t/chiquita-admits-paying-colombia-terrorists/

To be fair, they got caught and paid a fine for it.
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Banana company Chiquita Brands International said Wednesday it has agreed to a $25 million fine after admitting it paid terrorists for protection in a volatile farming region of Colombia.

The settlement resolves a lengthy Justice Department investigation into the company’s financial dealings with right-wing paramilitaries and leftist rebels the U.S. government deems terrorist groups.
Seems like a business not haven't a proper system in place to prevent it and had to pay the price. I bet a few people were fired for this too. This isn't actually surprising but definitely news worthy.
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Re: bananas and DBCP
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 11:00:18 PM »
First off I wanna say wow on the amount of banana stories lol.

the banana massacre of 1928
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_massacre

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United Fruit was merged with Eli M. Black's AMK in 1970, to become the United Brands Company. In 1984, Carl Lindner, Jr. transformed United Brands into the present-day Chiquita Brands International.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Fruit_Company

Oh man its so weird to think the banana industry was so dark. Hopefully its only in the past.
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Re: bananas and DBCP
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 11:20:29 PM »
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