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  • Sunset over a Costa Rican banana plantation

    Bananageddon Cometh

    16 March 2018 by Jackie Turner, ecologist and filmmaker

    Undoubtedly, bananas’ popularity comes from their distinctive appearance – and their rock-bottom price. But what might be less well-known is that bananas as we know them are on the verge of extinction.

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    Rediscovering the "Safe" Sugar

    9 February 2016 by Michelle Jean, co-founder of Zesa Raw, a ‘fair-free trade’ social enterprise

    Unrefined cane sugar, the product of a centuries-old process, has had a long journey in and out of obscurity. Organic cane farmers from Costa Rica and Zesa Raw are returning it to the prominence it deserves.

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