“Something conspicuously absent from your spiel on the mango investment: is this operation organic? If not, it will most likely contribute to pollution and degradation of the environment, in which case I would consider the investment a horrible idea.”
–Zoe W., United States
In fact, Lief mentioned in his essay that the mango plantation is an organic project. But, skimming through, the reference to organic could have been missed. To clarify, this mango plantation in Panama has partnered with local agriculture experts to ensure that production and investor returns are strong, while minimizing the use of herbicides and pesticides that can contaminate the soil and water supply.
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