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    The world's hunger for avocados is having a devastating effect on Mexico

    Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday.

    Talia Coria, an official in the attorney general's office for environmental protection, said almost 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) of forest land are converted to agricultural uses each year in the western state of Michoacan, the world's top producer of avocados.


    Coria, who heads the office's Michoacan division, said between 30 percent and 40 percent of the annual forest loss is due to avocados. That is about 15,000 to 20,000 acres (6,000 to 8,000 hectares).
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    Holy Guacamole, Batman!

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    Talk about a moral quandary!
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    But I love avocados

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    There are ways to expand production without the deforestation. The Mexican government isn't monitoring it at all.

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