Food's Hidden Costs
First News|October 25, 2019
Understand the impacts and talk about food products.

NOT-VERY-GREEN AVOCADOS

The avocado is a good place to start, as its huge increase in popularity has led to lots of changes in countries where the strange green fruit is grown. Research group Kantar says that between April 2015 and April 2016, the UK bought a whopping 39% more avocados. Some of these come from the Petorca region of Chile, where many villagers have complained of their water supply drying up. Avocado trees need lots of water, so farmers there have been illegally diverting the water supply, leaving local people without clean water to cook and wash with.

So should we just stop buying avocados from Chile?

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