When I first sampled an avocado I was not impressed, to put it mildly. The texture and colour of a bar of neglected and soggy bathroom soap and a flavour reminiscent of poor quality brie combined with grass clippings. But that didn’t stop me from persevering, because I had discovered the massive health benefits of this “green gold” and now I have learned to enjoy a dose of avocado on an almost daily basis.
But there are some worrying climate and social issues I have been wrestling with when it comes to the growing and distribution of avocados. Demand for them in Europe is increasing 30% each year and there are now restaurants that put them at the center of every dish they serve.
Avocado growing and export is an important pillar of the Chilean economy but avocados require massive amounts of water to grow and in Chile their constitution…
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