It's almost like we cannot purchase anything! Clothing from slave trade countries; now this...when will it stop. I know never. Very, very sad.
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I tink itis sad that this has turned to be a downfall for people in Peru and Bolivia. I have never tried it. But the people who are growing it should get moree for their product, and enough for them to eat.
I love quinoa, and agree with AZULVIOLETA6. I've spent a lot of time in S. America and the variables involved many. In reality, you can probably say similar about most fruits and vegetables we have shipped in from other poor countries. It's terribly sad, and I would be aware, but stopping purchasing the foods will do little for these people
My mom's friends and family find it strange that we keep cui as pets! They're so cute, though!
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This is a credible source from the UK. South-North transfer of natural resources is something that exists in so many ways and on so many levels.
Malnutrition is a reality for indigenous people in the Andes. The export of quinoa does not cause this--it has deep, complex roots. Things will shift over time and more quinoa will be planted...it's just in flux right now and because these people always live with food insecurity, it is a tenuous situation. Most native people in the Andes live on potatoes, yuca, cui and vegetables, with some pork, cheese, rice and bread. It's a diet that is VERY high in carbohydrates.
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