Of all the spurious reasons to join the march of the Global Warming parade with the deluded idiots, at least this one has the potential for mass outrage. Whereas for most people, the odd missing penguin, scarce butterfly or dwindling owl population may be somewhat abstract, the thought of missing out on a main food group, Mexican, is unthinkable.
If you removed avocados from the mix in offerings at Mexican restaurants, what would you be left with? Tomatoes, beans, cheese, beef, chicken and pork. That may as well be Italian food. Or if you take out beans and use chopsticks, it’s Chinese food. We can see where this would cause serious social upheaval. If all of a sudden, the Chipotle restaurant chain loses access to avocados, then they are essentially Olive Garden with corn chips. Why would anyone go to Chipotle when they can get bottomless bread at Olive Garden?
This isn’t about guacamole, it’s about the very survival of culture. While it’s one thing to have a melting pot nation, when it comes to food, Americans want a smorgasbord of choices. Nobody wants McOliveLobsterHut. Whatever we need to do, however high the tax hikes or however much we have to pay to keep guacamole on the menus, let’s do it. Because it’s not just avocados. It could be tomatoes that next disappear as a result of Global Warming. There goes Pizza Hut; there goes Chef Boyardee and you may as well say goodbye to salsa.
Luckily for Chipotle, the chances of avocados disappearing are as probable as eating a no gas burrito. Good try though. What they could do is to put images of missing penguins on their drink cups to raise consciousness of global warming. Missing penguins cute; avocados, not so much.