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This activist unveils the hidden face of Chile’s avocado production

"Can you continue eating avocados which results from the violation of the human right to water?" Dried-up rivers, children deprived of water… Activist Rodrigo Mundaca tells us about the hidden face of Chile’s avocado production.

12/17/2019 8:04 AM
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  • Vaughan T.
    01/11/2020 11:42

    And stop producing more people. Overpopulation is driving most of the planet's problems. The pope could be a major influencer if he really wanted to do something positive for mankind.

  • Theresa R.
    12/27/2019 03:47

    Almost everyone, here in Puerto Rico, has (had... before the big hurricane, Maria) at least, a tree or two, for them and to share, with their apt. building living relations. We replanted, 2 to replace the ones that fell. Only another 3-4 years, we'll have our own, again❣️ We rarely purchase one, in a supermarket, either. Only from local farmers' roadside sales.

  • Marlene R.
    12/23/2019 08:16

    Algarve have look at this

  • Helah B.
    12/22/2019 03:28

    For goodness sake people, this is not about you, your health or the damn avocado. It is about privatizing WATER. Chile is probably the beginning.

  • Ratik K.
    12/22/2019 00:09

    well...

  • Steven H.
    12/21/2019 09:45

    xxx

  • Bibiana G.
    12/20/2019 23:45

    Es irracional , vemos todos los días cómo aumentan cerros con inmensas plantaciones de paltos . Cuando lo veo me pregunto de donde sacan el agua y como riegan en la punta del cerro literalmente . Si puede plante 1 palto y comerá paltas todo el año

  • Rain S.
    12/20/2019 23:15

    Like & Follow -

  • Jay A.
    12/20/2019 21:45

    we are blessed to have our own trees of avocado in our little garden. it's better to plant vegetables and some trees in your property you can surely have your own organic veg. and fruits. good for the health and environment!

  • Cielito S.
    12/20/2019 16:14

    The problem is not the avocado plantation, if there are no avocados sold, they will plant another thing and still keep the bought water rights, while nomal people and nature suffer.

  • Elizabeth T.
    12/20/2019 15:30

    90% of the US avocado supply is produced in California.

  • Marie B.
    12/20/2019 11:52

    Sainte horreur!! Les Amandes et maintenant les Avocados...

  • Teddy D.
    12/19/2019 22:17

    :/

  • Alex D.
    12/19/2019 13:04

    Fake news, the New Zealand avocados we eat are grown up the road 5 mins from where we live.

  • Louis S.
    12/19/2019 09:02

    if you drop avocado's I'll drop beef

  • Yip Y.
    12/19/2019 07:02

    Yea I will continue to eat my avacados thanks 👍🏽

  • Daniel B.
    12/19/2019 00:11

    strange. You can always engineer infrastructure to provide more water. Chile should hook up with Israel's desalination plants and start providing those children clean, filtrated water.

  • Liz A.
    12/19/2019 00:02

    Avocado wars ... sad but true

  • Deborah W.
    12/18/2019 23:28

    water will become the most precious and expensive thing on this planet “

  • Karen Z.
    12/18/2019 17:38

    As the human population grows, so does it's demand for resources. Capitalists love that.