If your 2021 resolution is to eat healthy and swap burgers for avo on toast, you may want to consider an alternative. Syndicates with troops of pickers, transport fleets and their own pack houses are said to be targeting avocado farmers across Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal, TimesLive reported. These syndicates allegedly raid orchards for avocados, dubbed “green gold” as demand for the premium crop increases. The supply of avocado has drastically decreased because of these thefts. We suggest you try peanut butter and banana on toast instead.
This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.