Disturbing consequences of eating avocados

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Global demand has skyrocketed - Since being declared a superfood and becoming a breakfast obsession.

Driving an economy - Contrary to what some believe, the commodity that is feeding American obsession and driving Mexico’s economy.

One big problem fueling environmental impact -  Avocados are most popular in areas where they aren’t grown, like North America.

Many moving parts of the industry - Firstly, there’s the environmental impacts that come from the energy, water, fertilizer, and pesticides required to grow avocados.

Avocados are especially thirsty - Not only do they require more water than other produce (twice as much as oranges), but they ironically.

Causing deforestation - Because of the demand, farmers in Mexico are increasing the size of their farms.

A vicious cycle - Avocados suck up a lot of water, worsening Mexico and California’s droughts and heatwaves.

Illegal activity - The plantations reportedly installed illegal pipes diverting water from rivers to irrigate their crops. 

Then there’s the export - The resources used for packaging, as well as the energy used in processing, transporting.

Destroying ecosystems and hurting locals - Many major UK supermarkets source their avocados from Chile’s avocado-producing province.

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