Avocado Crime Soars

From the Financial Times (requires free login to view article):

…armed robbers are zeroing in on the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar [avocado] industry. The rise in avocado-related crime has turned parts of the state into no-go areas even for the police.


The criminal activity around avocados bears striking similarities to “conflict minerals” such as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, said Christian Wagner, Americas analyst at risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. “Because the degree of enforcement in Mexico is so low, if they see an opportunity they [the criminal groups] will start doing it. Avocados could become a conflict commodity,” he said.

It makes you wonder what all the woke millennials will do when their favorite brunch item is as bad for the world as coal-fired electricity and gas-powered cars?

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