CAFES BAN AV­O­CA­DOS OVER

EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL CON­CERNS

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - HAVE YOU HEARD? -

“As of to­day, we will no longer be serv­ing av­o­cado in the yurt. This. Is. Not. A. Joke,” the cap­tion reads. “Con­tro­ver­sial? Ab­so­lutely … we’re as ac­quainted as the next per­son to our weekly in­take of smashed av­o­cado toast but this is some­thing we have thought long and hard about.”

The cafe then went on to ex­plain the mul­ti­ple rea­sons be­hind the de­ci­sion, in­clud­ing sea­son­al­ity, the dis­tance the av­o­ca­dos travel when they’re im­ported and sus­tain­abil­ity. The Wild Straw­berry Cafe usu­ally cooks with lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents, which is why its owner felt that it was un­usual for them to fea­ture av­o­ca­dos on the menu when they’re sourced from much fur­ther afield. “The western world’s ob­ses­sion with av­o­cado has been plac­ing un­prece­dented de­mand on av­o­cado farm­ers, push­ing up prices to the point where there are even re­ports of Mex­i­can drug car­tels con­trol­ling lu­cra­tive ex­ports,” the cafe said on In­sta­gram.

Ear­lier this year, Tin­can Cof­fee Co in Bris­tol also an­nounced that it would stop serv­ing av­o­ca­dos to its cus­tomers

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