argylesock says... Teff (Eragrostis tef) is a neglected crop which might be the nest big thing. But as the Guardian writers point out, the recent history of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) provides a cautionary tale. Smallholders can be robbed of their food sovereignty.
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An interesting report in the Guardian last week highlighted the implications of the increasing global demand for quinoa. The story notes that as demand for Quinua real (royal quinoa) has increased, Bolivian consumers, for whom the grain is a traditional staple, have been priced out of the market. 329 more words
argylesock says... I've mentioned before. on my blog, how the International Year of Quinoa may have backfired on the resource-poor farmers who grow it.