The dark truth about avocados

The brunch favorite is entangled in gang wars and climate change

Stars Insider

20/11/23 | StarsInsider

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The avocado is well-known for its superfood benefits and healthy fats. No brunch plate is complete without an artfully sliced half avocado these days as the fruit is more sought-after than ever. However, the true cost of an avocado is far more than $1.50 for extra guac.

The impact of avocado farming reaches far beyond what one might initially expect and it's a major cause for concern. The production of avocados can cause climate change acceleration and even support drug cartels and gang violence, making the mild fruit a source of controversy.

Check out this gallery to learn about the surprisingly dark consequences of indulging in your Sunday avocado toast. 

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