$6 Million in Bogus Organic Fruit Sold to U.S., Costa Rican Report Finds

scosta | June 29, 2018 | Costa Rica News

How do you know whether food certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is actually organic? You don’t, according to Costa Rican lawmakers who investigated bogus organic pineapple exports toa Luis Barrantes Quesada slices a pineapple on a Costa Rica farm owned by his company, Del Valle Verde Corp. He says the fruit is organic, but Costa Rican lawmakers found otherwise. They have asked the country’s attorney general to determine whether Barrantes, fruit certifiers and officials committed fraud.

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