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OP-ED: Having My Quinoa and Eating It Too

World  (tags: world, RESOURCE ALLOCATION, AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM, agrogreen, agricultural distribution, food distribution, politics, news, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government )

- 3038 days ago -
This convoluted tale of how the growing international appeal of an important local staple has changed life for many Bolivians gets to the difficulty of fixing our global food system. There is no silver bullet, even under the best of circumstances.


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Janin S (25)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 1:40 pm
Thank you for sharing this

Javier F (11)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 2:14 pm
I hope Bolivian Government do something to stop hunger and that all Bolivians, not just a few- benefit from the high demand for quinoa. Thank you for the information. noted

Noreen k-Potts (21)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 3:32 pm
Sometimes, it seems the entire world is hurting.......I'm probably right.......unfortunately
Thanks Cal

Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 3:56 pm
thanks Cal, noted. It is now in demand here in the USA

Tuesday March 22, 2011, 6:21 pm
Quinoa is great, and although I can't eat it often, we do enjoy it. I hope the Bolivian people don't end up going hungry.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday March 23, 2011, 12:44 am
Can it be grown elsewhere? It is a super-food and aught to be freely available to reduce meat consumption. I hope they don't start feeding it to beef, like they did with soy.

John Y (67)
Wednesday March 23, 2011, 6:24 am
Thanks for the information. I think Quinoa can only be grown at high altitude, usually on the Andes plateau.

Rachel D (57)
Saturday March 26, 2011, 9:48 pm
If quinoa is becoming unaffordable for Bolivians, why can't the Bolivian government just tax quinoa exports but not quinoa grown for the domestic market?
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