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Avocados Are the ‘Pandemic-Proof’ Crop in Lockdown Health Craze

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Avocado Farming And Harvest As Colombia Releases Trade Balance Figures
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Health-conscious consumers are eating avocados like never before during the pandemic.

After a brief drop in demand at the start of the Covid crisis, European and U.S. consumption are hitting record highs, according to Xavier Equihua, chief executive officer of the World Avocado Organization, a trade group.