Holy Guacamole! Avocados Are Pricey And It’s The Pits
NPR – David Magana – July 25, 2019
Amid record-high avocado prices, some L.A. restaurants have been selling guacamole without avocados, replacing the key ingredient with Mexican summer tender, a small squash. “We have the strongest demand for avocados in the U.S., probably ever,” said Rabobank Senior Analyst David Magana. He explains how seasonal weather patterns affected California avocado yields, putting extra pressure on Mexican avocado farmers and contributing to a critical shortage of the popular fruit. Listen to the interview on NPR’s The Salt here.