The recent US ban on avocado imports from Mexico underscores the risks of being so heavily reliant on a product that comes from one region in one country that’s rife with violence and corruption.
More than half of the world’s best growing land could become less suited for coffee.
If it weren’t for historical and biological happenstance, few would be eating avocados today.
Smallholder avocado farmers in Kenya face several barriers to participating in export markets.
A tree-killing beetle that invaded South Africa two years ago and wreaked havoc in the country’s towns and cities still hasn’t been declared an emergency plant pest.
President Trump plans to put a 5% tariff on every Mexican good that crosses the border unless Mexico does more to reduce the flow of migrants.
A tree-killing beetle has invaded South Africa. This is what should be done.
You have to draw an ethical line somewhere so if you were vegan, would you still eat avocados?
The beetle and the fungus have devastated trees in California in the US as well as in Israel. Now they’re in South Africa.
Avocado demand is driven not just by their supposed health benefits, but by their newness, exclusivity and symbolic, aspirational value to a burgeoning middle class.
Our appetite for avocados affects more than just our choice of sandwich filling.