The banana trees lining Costa Rica’s main
highway—identically sized, evenly spaced, each sporting a blue plastic
bag to protect the bunches from sunlight and bathe them with
pesticides—are one reason experts say Costa Rica’s forest has shrunk by
|Rosa Emilia Cruz, a banana grower in Talamanca, Costa Rica, benefited from a banana planting and biodiversity venture encouraged by the Lutheran Costarican Church, with funding from the ELCA.|
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