Monday, February 11, 2013

Quinoa in Bolivia

Realizing that I am quite late to the discussion, I wanted to highlight a recent post (which inclues many more published stories) about quinoa production in Bolivia and Peru, and quinoa consumption in the US and Europe. Quinoa is a delicious and nutritious crop, and appeals to vegetarians (for example) because it provides a large amount of diverse proteins. It's a good thing to eat if you are not eating meat. Clare Sammels brings together several of the recent articles, and points out that what people think about quinoa and the Bolivians who grow it doesn't have a lot to do with quinoa or Bolivians, but does have a lot to do with how people in the US and Europe think about those subjects. Also, if we want to know more about what Bolivian farmers think about quinoa, the best way to find out would be to ask them.

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