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  The quinoa hack: A critique

Berson, J. (2014). The quinoa hack: A critique. New Left Review, 85, 117-132.

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Berson, Josh1, Author              
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 Abstract: A few years ago the New York Times reported from Bolivia that quinoa, once a staple food of the Andean highlands, had become too expensive for local consumers, who were finding themselves priced out by the booming export market. Quinoa farmers may have benefited from growing demand in the us and Europe, but quinoa’s popularity among health-conscious rich-world consumers was helping to push Bolivians towards cheaper, processed foods. Domestic consumption of the pearly grains declined by a third between 2005 and 2010, as the export price tripled. Malnutrition is up in quinoa-growing regions. Other reports described bitter battles over prime plots, with dozens injured when farmers fought with slings and sticks of dynamite over what was once abandoned land.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2014-01
 Publication Status: Published online
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Title: New Left Review
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Publ. Info: London, United Kingdom : New Left Review Ltd.
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 85 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 117 - 132 Identifier: ISSN: 0028-6060
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/0028-6060