Chiquita continues to poison Guatemalan villages with “pesticide showers” and environmental destruction despite corporate claims that the company has become environmentally responsible, a customer claims in a federal class action.
Tania Campbell sued Chiquita Brands International on Friday in Federal Court. She seeks punitive damages for fraud by concealment, unjust enrichment, unfair competition and consumer law violations.
Campbell claims that Chiquita advertises its bananas with a well-known blue Chiquita sticker, and advertises its “corporate social responsibility” and “code of conduct,” through a slew of misrepresentations, among them:
“We will protect natural ecosystems, including water, soil and air, by implementing sound and safe operating practices;”