Avocados deserved the Oscar

03/01/2013 09:31:00 AM
Amelia Freidline

“That’s something that was unthinkable a few years ago,” he said.

The Huffington Post reported in June that the total volume of avocados sold in 2005 the U.S. was just under 803 million pounds, and in 2011, that number jumped to about 1.14 billion pounds. That’s a 42% increase over six years.

“Fresh Guacamole” didn’t win the Oscar. Pes faced some competition with resumes that mentioned Pixar, Disney and “The Simpsons.” Disney’s “Paperman” won the Academy Award for best animated short.

However, if we had produce industry Oscars, the avocado industry would clean up.

crobinson@thepacker.com

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