Dole Settles Suit Over Banana Farm's Water Pollution

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 4:58 PM EST) -- Dole Food Co. Inc. has agreed to work on a water filtration project in Guatemala to resolve a proposed class action claiming its banana-growing practices in the country contaminated water supplies and harmed local communities, it said Friday.

“While Dole denies the allegations made against it and its grower in the lawsuit, Dole has reached this resolution because it believes continued outreach and education regarding water sanitation techniques will benefit the local communities,” the company said in a statement.

Dole said it will work on the...
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