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Avocado Shortages, Virgin Margaritas: Border Shutdown Could Hit American Palates

Published on Apr 1 2019 2:49 PM in Supply Chain tagged: Fruit / avocado / vegetables / Mexico / trump / Paywall / Border

Avocado Shortages, Virgin Margaritas: Border Shutdown Could Hit American Palates

President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border would hit American consumers - in the gut.

From the avocados on avocado toast, to the limes and tequila in margaritas, the United States is heavily reliant on Mexican imports of fruit, vegetables and alcohol to meet consumer demand.

Nearly half of all imported U.S. vegetables and 40% of imported fruit are grown in Mexico, according to the latest data from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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