Dole Accused of Environmental Destruction, Greenwashing


A lawsuit filed against Dole Food accuses the fruit and vegetable company of misleading consumers about the sustainability of banana-growing practices at a contractor’s plantation in Guatemala.

The class-action lawsuit filed in federal court by Seattle-based law firm Hagens Berman alleges that despite 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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