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Quinoa: The Dark Side of an Andean Superfood

Quinoa: The Dark Side of an Andean Superfood | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

... The boom in quinoa is making once impoverished farmers richer but throwing greed into their once uncomplicated way of life. ... "When you transform a food into a commodity, there's inevitable breakdown in social relations and high environmental cost," says Tanya Kerssen, a food-policy analyst for the U.S.-based food and development institute Food First. ...

 


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Executive Summary | EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides | Environmental Working Group | EWG.org

Find out what to buy organic – and why - with EWG’s 2011 Shopper\’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. We rank 53 popular fruits and vegetables based on their total pesticide loads.
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David Rowing's comment, March 31, 2012 9:54 AM
With thanks to Linda Jennings.