U.S. ambassador tours Mexican avocado growing region

Seeing the “green gold” in person--that’s what U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, addressed in a series of tweets following a meeting with the Association of Avocado Exporting Producers and Packers of Mexico (APEAM) this week. During this meeting, Salazar visited Michoacán, the hub where avocados from Mexico are grown.

“Now it is clear to me the real value that the so called “green gold” has for our supply chains, for the families of producers, and for the region’s prosperity,” tweeted Salazar. “Many thanks to @apeamac and Global Frut for the tour and for your commitment and dedication to the production and distribution of the avocados that we love and consume in the U.S.”

This meeting comes following a suspension of imports of Mexican avocados on the eve of the Super Bowl last month after a U.S. plant safety inspector in Mexico was threatened. Avocado shipments into the U.S. were suspended for more than a week before imports resumed.

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Emily Busskohl
Association of Avocado Exporting Producers and Packers of Mexico

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