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What The Field?! Episode 2: Good avocado, bad avocado

Iñaki Hormaza, one of Europe’s only research professors for subtropical fruit cultivation gives us insight on all things avocado! With his help, we shed light on the factors to be considered when it comes to condemning (or not) the “green gold” and discuss the best alternatives to its more problematic aspects.

  • What does the avocado business have to do with Mexican cartels? 
  • Which are the social implications of avocado cultivation?
  • How much water do avocados really need?
  • Which avocados are most likely to be subjected to post-harvest treatments?
  • What are the solutions?


Whether you already know a lot about avocados or not, Iñaki’s expertise is likely to provide you with some interesting facts about the controversial fruit you might not have been aware of. We certainly learned a lot from him! And not only that, Professor Hormaza also gives us a sneak peek of the (potential) future of European tropical fruit cultivation. Fruit lovers, this one’s for you! 

You can download the episodes of our podcast in audio format on all of the usual streaming platforms (Spotify, ApplePodcasts, you name it) or here.

Because we could only record this podcast in one language, we chose English in order to reach as many people as possible.

Emmeline is a communication expert who has worked in the agri-food and renewable energy industry for the last 8+ years. The newly minted podcaster is a huge foodie, a climate-change worrier (aspiring warrior) and she loves a good discussion almost as much as she loves dogs.

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