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Costa Rica's Pineapple Industry: Sweet or Sour?

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 14:45

Since the year 2000 the worldwide demand for pineapple has skyrocketed about 300 percent, prompting growers in Costa Rica to increase their output and find new ways to satisfy hungry consumers (Pura Vida Guide 2016).  Costa Rica is the largest pineapple supplier to the European Union, and the largest importer is the United States, which gets 90 percent of its  pineapples from Costa Rica (Glass 2013).  I was able to attend a presentation given by Francisco Arguedas Arce, the financial manager of the fourth largest pineapple producer in Costa Rica, Chestnut Hill Farms.

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