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Pineapple Inequality

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At what cost will we, consumers, pay for cheap pineapples? 75% of pineapples in Europe are from plantations located in Costa Rica. In these plantations there are many disturbing issues that large TNC’s don’t want us to see. This includes things like chemical pollution in the local rivers and water sources, workers living in poverty from their low wages and poor living conditions. There is clearly structural inequality between the TNC’s and the Trade Union/Workers.
We want cheap pineapples. As simple that seems, it comes with a price that may be too expensive for us to pay. Every time the price drops on pineapples, the wages of the workers that produce these pineapples also drop. Companies would try to maintain their profit by using cheaper

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