Mexico considers importing avocados as staple priced out of consumers' reach

Country that produces almost half the world’s avocados contemplates the unthinkable as dietary staple becomes too costly for ordinary Mexicans

The growing global appetite for avocados has been blamed for a litany of sorrows, from self-inflicted stab wounds to stopping young people from buying their own homes.

But in Mexico, the world’s biggest producer, what used to be a dietary staple is now too expensive for many ordinary consumers. And, now the country where the avocado is believe to have originated is considering the unthinkable: importing avocados from abroad.