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Can Hipsters Stomach The Truth About Avocados From Mexico?

Can consumers buy avocados from Mexico at the grocery store, or in prepared guacamole with impunity? Probably not. Last week’s article “In Mexico, high avocado prices fueling deforestation” by Associated Press author Mark Stevenson explained why. Americans’ love for avocados … Continue reading

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Why Palm Oil Is Bad For Iowans

On Friday, Feb. 5, the benchmark crude palm-oil future contract traded on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives exchange reached its highest level since May 2014, according to NASDAQ. Traders were feeling bullish as warm, dry weather caused by El Niño in … Continue reading

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