The food we eat tells a complex story: not only of cultural values and family traditions, but also of globalized trade and economics, and a supply chain that transports raw ingredients and finished products from one corner of the globe to another. Despite the recent popularity of farm-to-table food and eating locally, globalization maintains a profound influence on our diets—from the McFalafel found on McDonald’s breakfast menus in Egypt to the Nutella and avocados we spread on toast in the United States.

Explore how NAFTA fully overturned a 1914 ban on avocado imports from Mexico by 1997, creating an enormous U.S. market.

The Trending Avocado
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