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Blood avocados

Cinco de Mayo vibes!!! I eat an avocado every day. If you're getting your guac on, I wanted to give you some food for thought.


Due to increasing global demand, some Mexican farmers are illegally cutting down forests to create farmland for avocados. Cartels have also gotten involved because of the high profitability and often demand a cut of grower's profits.

Growers that refuse to pay face violence which is why avocados from Mexico are often referred to as "blood avocados." To make sure your Mexican avocados support ethical farming and environmental practices, look for stickers that say "Equal Exchange" or "Fair Trade Certified."

Enjoy all the avocados today - those awesome monounsaturated fats help protect against heart disease & strokes. Just make sure to buy domestic to avoid supporting the connection to drug cartels.


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