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The Chocolate Review | Where does chocolate come from? | Beans, Cocoa, Chocolate, Process, Cacao - The Chocolate Review

The Chocolate Review | Where does chocolate come from? | Beans, Cocoa, Chocolate, Process, Cacao - The Chocolate Review | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it
  Growing Regions Cacao trees grow best in the geographic band that is 15-20 degrees north or south of Equator in West Africa, Central and South Am...
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Some good visuals about countries that grow chocolate that could be useful

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Facts About Corn

Facts About Corn | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it
A page about corn and its products.
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beginning of article gives corn and where it is grown in a table of countries and amounts produced

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Where Is Corn Grown

Where Is Corn Grown | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it
Considering growing corn on your farm? There are certain parts of the United States and the world that are known for growing corn. To learn more.....
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Could provide some knowledge about where corn in grown in the world to assist creating a map for investigation

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Quinoa’s Dark Secret

Quinoa’s Dark Secret | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it
Foreign demand, soil erosion drive up the crop’s price and threaten its future—and the future of those who grow it.
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Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa? | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it
Joanna Blythman: Ethical consumers should be aware poor Bolivians can no longer afford their staple grain, due to western demand raising prices
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Geography of Quinoa

Geography of Quinoa | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it

"The popularity of Quinoa has grown exponentially among the health-conscious food consumers in the developed economies of the world.  Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is rich in protein and is a better grain for those seeking to lose weight.  Quinoa has historically be rather limited but this diffusion is restructuring the geographic patterns of many places." 


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, February 9, 2015 10:10 PM

Quinoa appears to be originated as grain crop for edible seeds in parts of Bolivia, Argentina, Peru and along to Andes Mountain. However, they increase the crop value as it spreads to other areas of the world such as Europe and United States. One thing that I wonder is that if the production is going to be popular in any region other than South America but manufacturing regions started on eastern United States and they spread overseas to Europe. I wonder if production of Quinoa will spread to other continents. Believe it or not, it has partially spread to small parts of southwestern Europe.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:20 PM

Quinoa will be a staple for generations to come and the countries of Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina would do well to provide all the assistance to the farming community in their respective countries. This product is like New Age rice, it provides multiple benefits to health conscious consumers such as protein, fiber, and a "full" feeling when consumed. Any recipe that calls for a rice base can incorporate Quinoa just as easily and it tastes great. being a bit of a health freak, I use Quinoa in my diet and it works.

While the success of the grain has made it less accessible price-wise to those who grow it, it should provide for a greater economic benefit for years to come, lifting a population from near poverty levels to hopefully one of a strong and vibrant middle class.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, December 2, 2015 3:43 PM

Quinoa has been grown in the high mountains of the Andes for decades and has been a localized food for the population. As their health benefits became known in to the global community, the demands for them increases. This made it difficult for the locals to find cheap Quinoa, which is normally eaten in their diet. I feel that it is unfair for the locals to have seek new source of food alternatives now that their healthy Quinoa will become more expensive as the demand for it goes up.

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Home- International Year of Quinoa 2013

Home- International Year of Quinoa 2013 | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it
Quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the official launch of the International Year of Quinoa at UN Headquarters.
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News - Soaring cocoa prices could turn chocolate into a 'luxury' item - The Weather Network

News - Soaring cocoa prices could turn chocolate into a 'luxury' item - The Weather Network | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it

With coca prices reaching near-record highs, some industry watchers have been left wondering about the future of this tasty treat.

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Where Do Coffee & Tea Grow? | Handloom Blog

Where Do Coffee & Tea Grow? | Handloom Blog | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it

Some Coffee and tea both require similar growing conditions to thrive. So much so, that many regions that grow coffee are also suitable for tea and vice versa.

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Some great information re: tea - does mention coffee as well throughout but just connecting with the tea side could be beneficial for your investigation

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Corn production in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Corn production in the United States

Corn production (also maize production) plays a major role in the economy of the United States . The country is one of the worldwide corn leaders with 80,000,000 acres (32,000,000 ha) of land reserved for corn production. Corn growth is dominated by west/north central Iowa and east central Illinois.

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At beginning of page there is a world wide corn distribution map that could be useful to your investigation

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Quinoa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quinoa

Quinoa (the name is derived from the Spanish spelling of the Quechua name kinwa or occasionally "Qin-wah") originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, where it was successfully domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago for human consumption, though archeological evidence shows a non-domesticated association with pastoral herding some 5,200 to 7,000 years ago.

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World food day: the search for sustainable crops

World food day: the search for sustainable crops | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it
While many companies promote GM as the answer to food security, a group of scientists are searching for hitherto overlooked wild species that could increase food security
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Quinoa: good, evil, or just really complicated?

Quinoa: good, evil, or just really complicated? | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it
Mother Jones: Quinoa's rise from local food to global commodity has carried a high environmental and social cost, but that doesn't mean you should stop eating it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:28 PM

CD - The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world.

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Bolivian researchers sound alarm over quinoa farming - SciDev.Net

Bolivian researchers sound alarm over quinoa farming - SciDev.Net | 9 SOSE Farm to Fridge Food Investigation | Scoop.it

Surging demand for quinoa brings in money, but it is ruining farmland and putting the crop out of reach of local consumers, say scientists.

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