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Epicatt2

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Pineapple Grown in Costa Rica Nominated for Global Award
« on: September 07, 2023, 09:20:54 PM »
Found this blurb in the "Tico Times", a Costarrican Online Newspaper and thought that it might be of interest on some level to our TFF members:

The Del Monte Zero pineapple, grown exclusively in Costa Rica by Fresh Del Monte has become a finalist in the New Launch category of the 2023 World Sustainability Awards, to take place this coming October in Amsterdam. This category highlights innovative products or services unveiled in the past year that have an instantaneous positive societal effect.

What makes Del Monte’s Zero unique? “This pineapple is the world’s first to achieve carbon neutral certification,” noted Michael Calderon, a Del Monte spokesman. “The accolade signifies a harmonious equilibrium between emitted greenhouse gases and proactive endeavors, and constant monitoring of our transportation fleet’s emissions to minimize the carbon footprint”. Other areas contributing to the nomination showed the company has curtailed greenhouse gases by a whopping 22.64%, purchased six new fuel-efficient transportation vessels and initiated renewable solar and wind energy installations in California and Costa Rica."

(Source: TicoTimes)

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Re: Pineapple Grown in Costa Rica Nominated for Global Award
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2023, 02:08:04 AM »
Cool! Thanks for sharing. I imagine the general rule of thumb for commercial cultivars applies here: uniformity, appearance, shelf life, etc are bred for at the expense of texture and flavor. But still I'll keep an eye out for this at the grocery store.

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Re: Pineapple Grown in Costa Rica Nominated for Global Award
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2023, 03:17:17 AM »
I suspect that it'll be a decent tasting pineapple if it is beng grown in Costa Rica.

When I lived there ten years ago I'd buy piñas stacked up in the back of pickup trucks parked around side streets in Alajuela at 2 for about US$3 that were fragrant, perfectly ripe, and of course totally scrumptious.

The closest thing to those tico piñas that I can find in Florida are the jet-fresh Dole pinapples at Publix for about $6 each.

Anyway, as to these new Del Monte pinapples, we shall see.

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