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Mexico's tequila industry worries about supply of blue agave plants

According to the USA Today, 26 August 2008, Mexico's tequila industries worries about the supply of agave. The explosion in worldwide corn prices and the prices of other food crops tempts farmers to switch from their traditional crops. In Mexico, slow-growing agave sells for about two cents per pound while corn sells for eighteen cents.

Posted by David Fahey on August 26, 2008 at 01:23 PM in Mexico, Tequila | Permalink