Av­o­cado short­age may hit su­per bowl

The Sunday Guardian - - THE WEEK -

MEX­ICO CITY: Su­per

Bowl fans may have to go with­out gua­camole this year if av­o­cado farm­ers in Mex­ico can­not send their fruit to the United States be­cause of a pro­longed fuel short­age.

Like clock­work,

Mex­i­can pro­duc­ers ship thou­sands of tonnes of av­o­cado to the United States in early Fe­bru­ary ev­ery year, where gua­camole is a sta­ple liv­ing room snack on Su­per Bowl Sun­day.

But the Mex­i­can gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts to clamp down on years of mount­ing fuel theft has a prompted a week-long fuel short­age that has left many states in cen­tral and west­ern Mex­ico high and dry.

Among those states is Mi­choa­can, the coun­try’s main av­o­cado grower. Pro­duc­ers there ex­pect to ship 120,000 tonnes for this Su­per Bowl, 20,000 tonnes more than last year.

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