How the exploding popularity of quinoa is both good and bad for Andean farmers

The Current

There are few grains as giving as Quinoa with its high protein content of up to 18-percent. A few years back, few could even pronounce it, let alone buy it, but its growing popularity across North America, Europe and Asia has affected the South American countries where it grows. Today we look at the unintended consequences of a once lowly grain turned international nutrition superstar.

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