LA Times: Inside the bloody cartel war for Mexico’s multibillion-dollar avocado industry


Mexico’s multibillion-dollar avocado industry, headquartered in Michoacan state, has become a prime target for cartels, which have been seizing farms and clearing protected woodlands to plant their own groves of what locals call “green gold.”

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I watched the documentary on Netflix recently. As a avocado buyer, the doc gave me a lot to think about.

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First I’ve heard of this. I do know that in recent weeks the price has been steadily dropping at WM. From .88 down to 54 cents. Admittedly, they’re on the smallish I side, but that’s never seemed to matter before. Wonder if the boycott has already started. I’ll certainly be thinking twice from now on.