Pineapples Don't Mix Well With Esencial Costa Rica
Based on the observations from our visit to Pinaablo, a pineapple preparation and distribution wholesaler, it is clear that, although pineapple is one of the largest export products in Costa Rica, it has both positive and negative impacts on Costa Rica's environment. Pinaablo has reserved approximately 350 hectares for their pinnacle crop, which entails deforesting these acres of wildlife, in addition to the acres needed for the existing processing plant as well as the new structure currently being built. Furthermore, Pinaablo purchases pineapples from many other farmers whom have also played in a part to the deforestation of the hillsides in Costa Rica. As the topsoil's nutrients are exhausted in just a few years, farmers will need to expand their farms on land that is not yet deforested. This process continues to occur withOut concern for the deforestation of the original land. As it stands now, keeping electrical operations to a small section of the plant therefore keeping energy usage to a minimum. This is short-lived as their future plans of installing air conditioning units and expanding their plant come into fruition. Pinaablo employee Nicaraguans rather than Costa Rican's who will work for lesser wages and have less concern for their hosting country.