A putative class action alleging that Dole Food Co. misleads consumers by claiming it is an environmentally friendly and socially responsible company despite purportedly purchasing bananas from growers using pesticides in Guatemala has reportedly been filed in a California federal court. According to a Hagens Berman news release, the suit, filed on November 13, 2012, alleges that Dole’s supplier destroyed wetlands and poisoned water sources. Steve Berman said, “Dole promised its customers it had an ‘unwavering commitment’ to environmental responsibility. Yet, it gave its business to a plantation that showed a complete disregard for the local environment.” See Hagens Berman Press Release, November 13, 2012.