Climate change is affecting the world around us. We already know to be wary of the temperature changes caused by climate change, but what about the food that we eat?
As reported by Uproxx, avocados are on their way to becoming a “luxury fruit,” aka, they will become much more expensive.
The increase in popularity — hello, Pinterest food hacks and Chipotle guac — is also making this more of a concern. As it turns out, the average American has gone from eating 1.5 pounds of the fruit annually to 5 pounds — all in the last 25 years.
Exploited farmers below the Mexican border, where many of these popular fruits are grown, are also feeling the effects of both climate change and the hostile climate of being central in the cartel conflict.
Well besides eating less avocados and raising awareness about the conditions that farmers have to face to produce this fruit, it’s important that we do what we can to decrease the effects of climate change on our daily lives.