In the year 2018, it was known that the communities of Pital, Veracruz, Santa Rica de San Carlos, Río Cuarto of Grecia were contaminated by the agrochemical Bromacil. A year later, many of these community aqueducts have had serious problems in continuing to supply water.
France 2 incorporated this report in its collection ‘Alerte Pollution’. In the same emission, it noted that “the pineapple has seen its consumption triple in 15 years, and the largest producer in the world is Costa Rica -which is around 9,000 kilometers from France-, where crops can be grown all year round thanks to the sun, but also to pesticides”.
In addition, the French media highlights Costa Rica as “the largest consumer of pesticides in the world”.