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Q is for quinoa: going with the diversity grain

Quinoa varieties conserved by Doña Adeleiva Castillo , a custodian farmer.  She conserves 120 varieties of quinoa on her farm in the Peruvian Andes in memory of her son who died tragically in a motorcycle accident. Please credit:  Bioversity International/A. Camacho
Quinoa varieties conserved by Doña Adeleiva Castillo , a custodian farmer. She conserves 120 varieties of quinoa on her farm in the Peruvian Andes in memory of her son who died tragically in a motorcycle accident. Please credit: Bioversity International/A. Camacho

Bioversity International scientists Adam Drucker and Marleni Ramirez highlight in the Economist the importance of going with the diversity grain when it comes to ensuring Peruvian farmers can make healthy food choices that are compatible with living in a megabiodiverse country.  

Bioversity International scientists Adam Drucker and Marleni Ramirez highlight in the Economist the importance of going with the diversity grain when it comes to ensuring Peruvian farmers can make healthy food choices that are compatible with living in a megabiodiverse country.  

Read 'Q is for Quinoa' - their joint letter to the editor.

Written in response to the recent Economist article:
Against the Grain: Fad Andean Staple has not hurt poor yet

Photo: Quinoa varieties conserved by Doña Adeleiva Castillo , a custodian farmer. She conserves 120 varieties of quinoa on her farm in the Peruvian Andes. Credit: Bioversity International/A. Camacho

 

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