Culture, Community, and Health [Monteverde Institute]

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Impactos comparativos del queso importado americano y queso blanco



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April 2014


The purpose of our project was to compare the impacts of American and Costa Rican dairy production. Although Costa Rican dairy production is pasture-based and uses less resources, it is also done closer to tropical forests and can directly impact the biodiversity of these important ecosystems. We used previous studies on American and Costa Rican dairy production to conclude that American dairy production is so unsustainable that the potential loss of biodiversity in Costa Rica is preferable. We concluded that local, pasture systems with good land management practices are better for all communities involved in dairy production.


El propósito de nuestra proyecto fue para comparar los impactos de la industria lechera en los Estados Unidos y en Costa Rica. Aunque la industria lechera de Costa Rica usa los apacentaderos y no usa muchos recursos, también las fincas son muy cerca de los bosques tropicales y pueden afectar la biodiversidad de estos ecosistemas importantes. Usamos estudios anteriores sobre la industria lechera de los Estados Unidos y Costa Rica para concluir que sistemas locales con apacentaderos y dirección buena de la tierra son mejores para todos las comunidades de lechera.


Cheese, Mount Holyoke and Goucher 2014

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14 pages

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Monteverde (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

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Monteverde Institute



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Comparative impacts of American imported cheese and queso blanco, April 2014



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