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Quinoa: Good, Evil, or Just Really Complicated? | Mother Jones

Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenliving, food, quinoa, sustainable, globaltrade )

- 1966 days ago -
Like every other globally traded commodity foodstuff, quinoa is devilishly complicated and prone to tragedy...

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Sue Matheson (79)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:43 am

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Monday January 28, 2013, 10:43 am
Thanks for sharing.

Paul Girardin (126)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:47 am

Sad ...

Laura H (964)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:52 am
Who knew?

I will share this article.

Thanks Randy.

Kit B (276)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:23 am

One thing rings true for popular crops once they are popular the commodities markets take over. I was pleased this was not an article about GMO companies taking over and completely destroying the natural good of Quinoa. Give them some time.

Anne F (17)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:20 pm
My own reading included the fact that many farmers are eating quinoa (10%) themselves and selling the rest. A solid contract for exporting to the States is good business for them. Yes, the slum-dwellers who need to buy the grain find it expensive (but did you think they were well-off before?)

Jaime A (52)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:12 am

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Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:00 am

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:54 am
I like it........ but thanks for this info.... good post

Christina G (11)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:20 pm
good stuff!
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