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“The sneezing doesn’t stop when they are fumigating,” said Carmona, a stocky 36-year-old mother of two who works at a small grocery store in Jujucato, a village in the heart of avocado land.
In the 15 years that Salvador Sales has been teaching in Jujucato, he has seen his students come down with more and more breathing and stomach problems.
. . .
One lakeside village asked researchers for help when residents began to suffer from liver and kidney problems that did not exist until “the avocado orchards expanded and all types of pesticides were used,” . . .
. . . deforestation of central Mexico's pine forests as farmers rapidly expand their orchards to feed demand.
. . .
Given that Michoacan's forests contain much of the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly, the deforestation is more than just an academic issue.
. . .
. . . a mature avocado orchard uses almost twice as much water as fairly dense forest, meaning less water reaches Michoacan's legendary crystalline mountain streams on which the forests and animals depend.
Call me on a secure line.
To talk about the underground mission with the Lithuanians and cave people?
KYLE! SECURE LINE!
Got it. I’ll call as soon as I finish swiping on LoveQuest. I’m on a roll!
Kyle, it is important…
Love is important.
Kyle, I’m waiting…Text me!
From: Area 51 To: [email protected]
RE: They’re here!
Kyle, Per our last meeting with you, we’d agreed to keep you informed of any pertinent updates. Well, as of Tuesday, we’ve been holding meetings with the Aliens here at Area 51. It seems their top priority is establishing trade for an avocados supply. Please let us know if you’d like to Skype in on the next meeting.