How Globalization Affects What’s for Brunch

Globalization’s effects can appear where you least expect them—including on your plate.

The food we eat tells a complex story: not only of cultural values and family traditions but also of globalized trade and economics and a supply chain that transports raw ingredients and finished products from one part of the globe to another. Despite the recent popularity of farm-to-table food and eating local, globalization maintains a profound influence on our diets—from the McFalafel on McDonald’s breakfast menus in Egypt to the avocado toasts in the United States.

Explore how an increasingly global trade network created an enormous U.S. market for avocados.