Our Fruit, Their Labor and Global Reality [banana companies in Ecuador]

Author: Dana Frank, Professor of American Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, in Washington Post, Published on: 2 June 2002

Noboa, an Ecuadorean company that is the nation's largest banana producer, sent an armed force of several hundred men to confront the striking workers; Human Rights Watch released a report alleging widespread abuses in the industry, including the use of child labor. If globalization is to benefit all, why are the big banana companies so comfortable with the use of child labor, with violations of workers' rights and with substandard wages? [refers to Noboa, Dole, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Chiquita]

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Related companies: Chiquita Dole Fresh Del Monte Produce Noboa (See Grupo Noboa)