President Trump, he of the “America First” approach to trade protectionism, has big plans to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement, which the hyperbole-loving leader once called the “worst deal ever.” But if you’re one of America’s millions of avocado addicts, any significant changes to NAFTA could spell trouble for your next brunch plans.
With their price fluctuations and high level of demand, avocados aren’t that much different from any other popular commodity on the market—legal or otherwise. As if to further underscore that point, a new report reveals how some of Mexico’s notoriously violent cartels used some insider info to worm their way into the lucrative avocado market.
The pit of the avocado is usually viewed as nothing but a nuisance. Simply an obstacle the way of getting to the rich green fruit that is so often loved for being a staple in dishes like guacamole, pesto, and even avocado toast. But the avocado pit actually has an interesting use—and we're not talking about putting it in your smoothies.