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The Dark Side Of Your Guacamole

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SAN PASQUAL, CA - OCTOBER 30: An avocado that was spared fire damge hangs from an avocado tree October 30, 2007 in San Pasqual, California. An estimated 20,000 acres of avocado groves were damaged by wildfire, nearly one third of California's crop. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

MORELIA, Mexico—There’s an almost Mediterranean charm to the rolling hills here in Michoacán, a state in western Mexico. Avocado farms occupy vast stretches of land, and the rows of low-growing trees resemble the olive gardens of southern Europe. These idyllic farms grow millions of pounds of avocados that Americans consume every year. But there’s a dark story lurking beneath the surface of the fleshy green fruit—and the bowls of guacamole it produces.

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