How Your Guacamole May be Killing Butterflies in Mexico

Global demand for avocados is fueling deforestation in central Mexico due to high price the fruits fetch. In the mountains of Michoacan, the state that produces the majority of Mexico's avocados, farmers have illegally destroyed swathes of forests, cutting down pine and fir trees in order to plant more lucrative avocado trees instead. “Even where they…


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