by Organic Health
How are avocados aiding the drug cartel in Mexico? This horrifying fact may surprise you!
Avocados are one of the best foods you can eat. They are packed full of
good fats, vitamins, even cancer-fighting nutrients. Some people even
have said they are a “perfect food.” But is it too good to be true?
Yes, avocados do have a dark side.
The avocado tree is native to Mexico and Central America which means
those regions produce most of the world’s supply. In Mexico, avocados
are referred to as oro verde which translates as green gold. They call
it green gold because it brings more cash than any other crop, even
Well, the drug cartel in Mexico noticed this so of course took over the
avocado sector. They now control everything from production to
distributions. Now farmers had to deal with the constant torture of this
cartel. They always get what they want by acts of violence and bribes.
Even some government people are being controlled by them. The cartel
gains information about the farmers and how much they are making by
bribes to the government. This is so they know exactly how much money to
ask for from the farmers.
The horrifying truth is that more than 80 percent of their products are
being shipped to the United States. So next time you start to buy an
avocado think about this. We are helping fuel this problem. The only way
we could help stop this is to buy from the US and not Mexico.