America Would Run Out of Avocados in About 3 Weeks If Trump Closes Border: Report

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Published on April 1, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

America Would Run Out of Avocados in About 3 Weeks If Trump Closes Border: Report

If President Donald Trump shuts down the U.S.-Mexico border, American consumers would reportedly have to say goodbye to their precious avocados.Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

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America Would Run Out of Avocados in About 3 Weeks If Trump Closes Border: Report

If President Donald Trump shuts down the U.S.-Mexico border, American consumers would reportedly have to say goodbye to their precious avocados.????Forget about avocado toast and guacamole.

Steve Barnard, the president and chief executive of Mission Produce, the largest distributor and grower of avocados in the world, told Reuters that if the border shuts down Americans would run out of avocados in 3 weeks.????Saying Mexico supplies virtually 100 percent of the avocados in the U.S. at the moment.

????Trump warned he may be closing the border over what he has deemed a national emergency in illegal border crossings.

????SOT??β€œThere’s a very good likelihood that I’ll be closing the border next week, and that will be just fine with me.”????The effects of the shutdown would be then reflected in a spike of prices for avocados and alcohol.????Mexican imports have nearly tripled since 1999.

????In that time, the percentage of America's imported produce coming from Mexico has risen from less than a third to 44 percent, according Reuters.??

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