Are you ready to go days, weeks or months with no avocado toast? Are you prepared to eat tortilla chips with no assistance from guacamole?
The nightmare scenario above could be here sooner than you think, provided Trump gets his way again. Should the worst happen, and the U.S./Mexican border close, U.S. grocery stores
Are you ready for that dark sun to blot out your summer joy?
The Painful Economics of Hate
Nearly $1.7 billion of goods and services flow across the U.S./Mexican border daily, as well as nearly half a million legal workers, students, shoppers and tourists, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said on Monday.
The United States imported $349.6 billion of goods from Mexico in 2018, and it sent $265 billion back across the border, according to statistics from the Union Nations’ International Trade Center. Why would anyone in their right mind shut off a river of commerce that central to the people of both nations? It’s a rhetorical question.
The Fruits of Michoacán
Have you heard of the Mexican state of Michoacán, where rich volcanic soil, abundant sunshine, and timely rainfall provide an ideal setting for the growth of creamy, tasty avocados? Now, you have! In Michoacán, you can find more than 30,000 avocado orchards that bloom 365 days a year.
If there’s going to be a shortage of avocados in this country, the people who voted for Donald Trump must be made to pay for my guacamole and yours. Did we ask for Russia’s help to dismantle our guacamole eating traditions and representative democracy? No, we did not.