Angela Merkel's exit as her party's Avocado - a positive superfood trend? 1 day ago   06:47

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In Germany, a political era is drawing to a close as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down as leader of her conservative party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), after 18 years at its helm. A party conference has begun in Hamburg where delegates are due on Friday to elect Merkel's successor - the person who might become Germany's next chancellor.
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Matthew Ebner
That's what you get when you you let a woman run your country Germany!
卍 Devil ϟϟ Law 卍
love to Merkel from a Refugee.
Blu
shes still the chancellor, lol.
Stacy Hackney
I think she was a great leader. Hardworking and serious minded.
Onur Yucel
Merkel is a nice woman with a nice heart. But Germany didn't deserved her, if we/you just look at comment section. Germany needs an Erdogan or Trump. A populist Authoritarian. They are begging for it. She was a Globalist and all Globe loved her except Germans.
Daniel Alonzo Carranza
ਜੋਬਨ / J O B A N
I can't understand what is in report..
But tell me What is next for refugees...??? I think, Now all are stable.. in Middle East and Pakistan.
manuel inzagui
I love Angela merkel she is the best leader in the entire Europe , all of you comments about refuges and she kept the doors opened for all of those refuges who fled from their countries for many reasons , but show me one country in Europe that has stabilized economy for decades, peace good cost living , no unemployment, safe , good industry well controlled , I have been to Germany Many times , and I loved it , I saw people from all over Europe working in Germany , many from Romania ,Czech Republican Bulgarian Greeks well many including Africans and South Americans and seriously speaking majority of Germans are nice and to me I hv been many countries and I found Germany is the best country ,so yea I love Angela merkel and she is the best leader ever , and she made Germany very rich country as well as she has been supporting all the EU countries who had weak economy and most of those countries are corrupted , Hungary , Romania ...etc
Wish you the best Angela .
MrTheMortanius
Germans, enjoy muslims. Well deserved - next time if you want some change perhaps dont vote for CDU.
Viktor Wendt
How can germans vote for this witch
shop tube
Best chancellor of Germany ever!
Li Ann Chai
Can someone list why ppl hate her?
Tim Miller
We will miss her 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪 she puts the people before the party
Lucas Muller
any german in the comments section? I see a lot of triggered foreigners pretending to know about german politics
kamel zghidi
I've noticed that Onley muslims and poor uneducated people from the 3rd world are defending her, which make me wonder why the Germans didnt revolt and voted her out since this madness started in late 2015?.
Rico domeri
I'm a Muslim and I have raised the think that the u.s. is a representative for democracy and representing democracy inside the u.s. and outside the u.s. but when I saw 800.000 children died because of the us military restriction I hate democracy , because their justification was of this war is to make Iraq a democracy , later i saw how Angela Merkel treating Muslim so well in her land(germany) and how she Receipt of Syrian refugees , i change my minde
Love Letter
This lady has been leader of Germany for most of my life
minttea
Angela ? aint nothing angelic about that creature whatever gender she/he is.
Not a woman !
Sowmya Ranjan Nayak
She is a good person from heart, A very strong respectable woman. I don't understand this hate. I agree the migration thing backfired but that's no reason. Her intentions were good. I wish we had someone like her in my country.
joe 90
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Avocado - a positive superfood trend? Angela Merkel's exit as her party's 1 day ago   28:26

From avocado toast to guacamole, this superfood has stolen the hearts of foodies and the health conscious around the world. But where do avocados come from?

Avocados have become a huge food trend in the Western world, where the creamy fruit has become readily available in shops, cafes and restaurants. The avocado is considered a superfood and is popular in Europe because of its nutritional value. Avocados are high in calories, contain mostly monounsaturated fat and are good for cholesterol. The fruit is full of essential nutrients, including potassium and vitamin C. But there's a darker side to the fashionable fruit popular on toast or in salads. In Chile, one of the world's largest suppliers, avocado cultivation has dramatic consequences and has been linked to water shortages, human rights violations and an environmentally damage. The province of Petorca has a long tradition of avocado farming. Once grown by small farmers, production has been soaring since the global avocado boom of the 1990s. Big landowners now dominate the avocado market there. And their business requires large amounts of water. It takes up to 1000 liters of water to grow one kilo of the fruit (about three avocados) - a lot more than for a kilo of tomatoes or potatoes. The region is suffering an acute water shortage, exacerbated by climate change. The riverbeds dried up years ago. Trucks bring tanks of water to families in need, while thousands of hectares of avocado groves just next door are watered with artificial reservoirs. Rodrigo Mundaca founded the NGO Modatima. He fights for the right to water - a right that’s guaranteed by the UN and that Chile has committed to. An aerial survey in 2012 revealed that 64 pipelines were diverting river water underground, apparently to irrigate the avocado fields. When the Modatima activists publicly voiced their criticism, they received death threats. Water became a commodity in Chile in 1981 under the Pinochet dictatorship, meaning it’s privatized. Those who offer the most money get water licenses, even for life, regardless of the potential consequences for the ecosystem. The avocado also has a pretty dire environmental footprint. They’re packaged to prevent damage and transported in air-conditioned cargo ships to Europe. The fruit then ripens in a factory in Rotterdam, before it’s sent "ready to eat” to German supermarkets. "Europe wants to eat healthily - at our expense,” says Mundaca.
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