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Entries Tagged as 'Business-general'

Banana Imperialism: A Company Town in Costa Rica

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Business-general, Energy & Sustainability, poverty, Social and Economic Justice

Most of our trip around Costa Rica has involved protected wilderness areas, and we’ve seen what bananas look like in nature; they grow a few here and there amidst the astounding biodiversity of the rainforest. Thousands of trees in orderly rows would not be found in nature.

A nearby organic farmer told us that this kind of monoculture requires enormous amounts of pesticides and herbicides. Not so good for the planet in this country that prides itself on its eco-consciousness.

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Wow! Talk About Speed to Market: 21 Days from Concept to Release

May 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments · Business-general, General Commentary, Web 2.0/Social Media

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