Farmers stuck with a glut of worthless avocados

Originally published at: Farmers stuck with a glut of worthless avocados | Boing Boing

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The solution is bacon! Pigs love avocados… when I was living in Cameroon, pigs were sold right after avocado season, as farmers would fatten them up on wheelbarrows full of avocadoes.

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Yo, avocado oil, it’s a thing.

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I wouldn’t mind if that price came down, but who am I kidding? Prices don’t do that, silly.

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In California, it’s around $10 US for a liter. I think that’s fair price, but I cook 3 times a day, and use it liberally.

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That’s competitive with EVOO, which is my main oil for everything. I’d buy avo oil for $10/l in a second for something more neutral-flavored.

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Have we not established that the avocado toast thing is BS?

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Avocado toast is fucking delicious, is what it is.

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Great, now I’m hungry.

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If the “thing” we’ve established is that buying it regularly is not what’s keeping young people from homeownership and economic stability, yes, we’ve established that.

Avocado toast as a comestible? That’s tasty.

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Maybe make the world’s largest bowl of guacamole?

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I’d swim in that.

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Cmon millennials, step it up a bit!

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I love avocados, but eat fewer of them than I’d like because their ripening is like:

Not yet
Not yet
Not yet
Not yet
NOW!
Too late
Too late
Too late

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I’ll take em.

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cheer up, Australia – the US Football season is here. process them into guac and you’ll be set to sell tons of them.

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If you flick off the the stem barb at the end of the avo, it will tell you it’s ready state, in other words if you see yucky black, it’s way beyond it’s time, go backwards from there.

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It appears that they can make booze out of avocados.

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We haven’t established that avocado toast is not what is driving the global increase in avocado production, that young people buying avocado toast in cafes is not a driving force in the world economy more generally? We aren’t aware that the avocado boom is largely a result of NAFTA and the food industry?

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I wonder if it’s possible to scale up the region’s processing/bottling capacity fast enough to make use of this year’s crop though. The produce industry takes time and planning to adapt.

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