Hit & Run

Holy Guacamole!


Via Free-Market.net comes word that a new breed of Mexican may be soon be able to cross the United States at will: the Haas avocado.

This article, from the San Diego Union-Tribune, understandably focuses on possible effects in California.

In a strange--and darkly hilarious--echo of the human immigration debate, native farmers complain that the dusky-skinned fruits from below the border are disease-ridden and will cost real Americans jobs and income.

For the record, Mexican avocados are already allowed in over 30 states (if only for only part of the year). That small fact makes claims about California being a special case especially laughable.

But then Golden State exceptionalism is hardly anything new. And neither, sadly, is suspicion about Mexicans, whether we're talking about food, people, or trucks.