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Avocado Toast Isn't Great For The Planet—But Won’t Be For Long

By Nicole Caldwell

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.

We’re having trouble connecting our food with its source. 

We’ve grown super comfortable with showing up at a supermarket and filling our baskets with fresh produce without a thought to where it came from and what it took to get it here. Tomatoes in February, pineapple in Alaska, and avocados… everywhere.