Fyffes corporation accused of poisoning Honduran workers

This video says about itself:

Banana IndustryExploitation of Workers in Latin America

8 March 2014

A video describing this modern slavery in the banana industry in places such as Ecuador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Honduras: Fruit company Fyffes accused of poisoning workers at melon plantation

IRISH fruit giant Fyffes poisoned 13 Honduran women workers with pesticides at a melon plantation, trade union GMB said today.

GMB’s Honduran sister union STAS said the women became ill after inhaling toxic chemicals while working in a hazardous area without personal protection equipment.

STAS requested a Labour Ministry inspection of the Fyffes Choluteca plantation after the women developed symptoms of poisoning, but the visiting official failed to even interview them.

GMB international officer Bert Schouwenburg said: “Once again Ireland-based gangster capitalists Fyffes have shown utter contempt for their workers by deploying them in areas where they could be affected by noxious chemicals” — but the firm still received the Ethical Trade Initiative seal of approval.

Global brand Fyffes supplies bananas and pineapples to most major British supermarkets. Mr Schouwenburg asked what guarantees their customers had that their fruit wasn’t “covered in the same pesticides” and concealing “the same inhuman farming practices.”

Fyffes was founded in Britain, and used to be owned by the infamous United Fruit Company from the USA.

4 thoughts on “Fyffes corporation accused of poisoning Honduran workers

  1. Pingback: Honduran regime keeps killing | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Stop Trump’s anti-immigrant violence | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Eight-year-old Guatemalan boy killed in United States detention | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Trump’s aggressive anti-Latin American policies | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.