It’s official: Avocado has surpassed kale as America’s trendiest superfood. But with all the demand, the avocado market has gone way off-kilter with unsustainable practices that amp up deforestation rates, mess with biodiversity of regions, and adversely affect the health of people living in close proximity to the farming and processing sites.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Villagers in Peru’s Apurimac region have figured out a way to grow avocados sustainably with a methodology that also provides workers a living wage. So go ahead and dive in to that green-topped toast. Here’s what’s happening. Read more here.