Who doesn’t love avocados? 🥑 Unfortunately, our love for avocados is so big that our current demand on avocados has become unsustainable.
Avocados are mainly produced in Central / South America and Africa. In order to make our delicious guacamole or avocado toast, avocados have to travel sometimes several thousands of miles, and transport is a huge contributor to CO2 emissions.
Deforestation is another consequence of our huge demand for avocados. In order to plant more avocado trees, forests are being thinned out.
Our demand is so big that avocados prices have been going up, making them very profitable. There are now reports of Mexican drug cartels controlling the lucrative business of avocados exports.
Finally, we already know the consequences of intensive farming, which creates greenhouse emissions and put pressure on local water supplies.
What can we do?
Well, unfortunately, unless you live in a country where avocados grow, we would recommend to reduce the amount avocados you eat. 😥
However, there are hundreds of locally produced food that you can still discover! Eat local, and eat fruits and vegetables that are in season. 😉
Find our favourite sustainable silicon covers in our Easy Eco Market so your avocado doesn’t get damaged.