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


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

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



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Sue Matheson (62)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:43 am
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:43 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:47 am
Noted!

Sad ...
 

Laura H. (851)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:52 am
Who knew?

I will share this article.

Thanks Randy.
 

Kit B. (277)
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. (31)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:12 am
Noted.
 

Ro H. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:00 am
ty
 

Frans Badenhorst (537)
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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