Why you should think twice before eating bananas

| 21st January 2011
Banana cultivation sees vast quantities of controversial pesticides used... here a plane sprays a crop.
The Frontline Club holds a special London screening of acclaimed film - Bananas!* - exposing the scandal of pesticide use in banana cultivation

London's Frontline Club will be holding a special screening of Bananas!* next Monday (24th January). The groundbreaking expose tells the powerful David and Goliath story of Juan 'Accidentes' Domingue, a lawyer hired by a group of Nicaraguan banana workers to prosecute their employer, Dole Foods, for using a pesticide known to cause sterility... watch the trailer above

Screening date: January 24, 2011 7:00 PM at The Frontline Club

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