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(Mother Jones)   More quinoa is being produced now than ever before. That's good. But it's being planted instead of traditional crops. That's bad. But farmers in South America are less impoverished. That's good. But now they want Coca-Cola. That's...bad, apparently   (motherjones.com) divider line 74
    More: Interesting, South America, Food and Agriculture Organization, Evo Morales, Facebook fans, Andes, crops, farmers, food insecurity  
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2013-01-27 07:22:54 PM
Potassium benzoate, etc.
 
2013-01-27 07:23:59 PM
I knew it!

I knew it would be bad news. Wait, I have an idea. Maybe if you tell me the *bad* news in a *good* way, it wouldn't sound so bad.
 
2013-01-27 07:24:41 PM
Keen-wah.
 
2013-01-27 07:27:02 PM
I fail to see how Andeans having a choice in their diet is a bad thing.
 
2013-01-27 07:28:07 PM
Been-wah.
 
2013-01-27 07:29:14 PM

Mr. Lahey: I fail to see how Andeans having a choice in their diet is a bad thing.



They have a choice for options that we don't approve of.

That defeats having options in the first place.
 
2013-01-27 07:30:29 PM
 
2013-01-27 07:31:02 PM
www.almamagazine.com
Andean qrops quip me feeling quin.
 
2013-01-27 07:31:29 PM
Let me summarize: Brown people rising out of poverty? How dare they!
 
2013-01-27 07:32:38 PM
It's a bubble. It'll only be popular until people begin to sense that they don't sound smug every time they say, "quinoa".
 
2013-01-27 07:32:39 PM
I read that as "More quinoa is being pronounced than ever before," and thought to myself 'ain't that the truth.' I used to go to specialty stores for it, and now it's in the Kroger.
 
2013-01-27 07:34:21 PM
Complete protein? Well, they have to replace it with a mix then. Beans and corn, or some other combination like that.
 
2013-01-27 07:39:29 PM

super_grass: Mr. Lahey: I fail to see how Andeans having a choice in their diet is a bad thing.


They have a choice for options that we don't approve of.

That defeats having options in the first place.


Oh, I get it. They're stupid foreigners. How silly of me.
 
2013-01-27 07:40:34 PM
Was the quinoa cursed?
 
2013-01-27 07:40:43 PM
Coca-cola is a horrible product. It has no redeeming qualities aside from mixing well with spirits. Terrible stuff.
 
2013-01-27 07:40:50 PM
Something about her packing up and going back to mama.
 
2013-01-27 07:41:30 PM

wardlyone: Been-wah.


Balls.
 
2013-01-27 07:42:29 PM
They'll get over it.
 
2013-01-27 07:42:39 PM
Words that start with "qu" or end in "k" are funny.....
 
2013-01-27 07:44:08 PM

SpdrJay: Words that start with "qu" or end in "k" are funny.....


Quick and quack are hilarious.
 
2013-01-27 07:44:41 PM

Inaditch: Coca-cola is a horrible product. It has no redeeming qualities aside from mixing well with spirits. Terrible stuff.


that's a very important thing though. Especially if you have lots and lots of rum.
 
2013-01-27 07:45:43 PM

Inaditch: SpdrJay: Words that start with "qu" or end in "k" are funny.....

Quick and quack are hilarious.


That's what SHE said!
 
2013-01-27 07:46:03 PM

Mr. Lahey: I fail to see how Andeans having a choice in their diet is a bad thing.


Because then how do smug meat-eaters attack vegans (obviously the only non-South Americans that would ever think about eating quinoa) for hurting the poor farmers in the Andes?
 
2013-01-27 07:50:34 PM
Hell, quinoa tastes good! And if I can get my hillbilly parents to eat it? Always good...
 
2013-01-27 07:53:59 PM
Does it come with a free frogurt?
 
2013-01-27 07:54:46 PM
farmerswealthy landowners in South America are less impoverishedeven wealthier while actual peasants can't afford food

FTFEveryone
 
2013-01-27 08:00:31 PM
Don't you see? It's bad because the indigenous people who have been basically living in the stone age since the stone age, will now have access to electricity and TVs and roads and schools and hospitals and medicine. And it's sad because all of us who have enjoyed these things our whole lives understand that their lives where so much better when their lives were simple, because all of secretly wish we could live that simpler life in a dirt hut watching our children and loved ones die at nature's whim. Who wants to live past forty anyway?
 
2013-01-27 08:03:33 PM
DONT TOUCH OUR CORN SUBSIDIES
 
2013-01-27 08:07:25 PM
Normally I hate novelty crops after seeing nearly everyone in Vanuatu jump on the vanilla bandwagon after Coke and Pepsi introduced their "vanilla" lines, only to have their consumers realize that Vanilla Coke tastes like crap leading them to drop it, and by doing so bankrupting large portions of the islands. But quinoa... I'm quite partial to that as someone who has Celiacs and who appreciates good nutrition. I hope it keeps it's appeal and the farmers can keep raking in the cash... and that the bubble doesn't so much burst as deflate...
 
2013-01-27 08:14:57 PM
Wait so they're making more money and they're eating the exact same food we eat here and this is a catastrophe for them?
 
2013-01-27 08:17:41 PM

SpdrJay: Words that start with "qu" or end in "k" are funny.....


I prefer words that start in a "qw" and end in an "op"

foddy.net
 
2013-01-27 08:18:17 PM

ElBarto79: Wait so they're making more money and they're eating the exact same food we eat here and this is a catastrophe for them?


I think what they're saying is that we have a horrible diet here in America and our obesity rates, rates of heart disease, stroke, heart attack and diabetes is proof of it, and the natives there shouldn't strive to attain such things.

Personally, I think we can find a balance somewhere in the middle? 'Some' bad food, a lot of 'good' food? Surely, that's something we can agree on.
 
2013-01-27 08:19:59 PM
i229.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-27 08:21:40 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Bolivian "Coke" (note spelling).

Made with genuine coca, it's the REAL thing.
 
2013-01-27 08:26:00 PM

big pig peaches: Don't you see? It's bad because the indigenous people who have been basically living in the stone age since the stone age, will now have access to electricity and TVs and roads and schools and hospitals and medicine. And it's sad because all of us who have enjoyed these things our whole lives understand that their lives where so much better when their lives were simple, because all of secretly wish we could live that simpler life in a dirt hut watching our children and loved ones die at nature's whim. Who wants to live past forty anyway?


Yeah, it really isn't working that way.  Which you'd know if you informed yourself.  But whatever.

Gonna grow quinoa in the garden this year.

www.fullmoonnatives.com

Did amaranth last year, which was awesome (grew taller than me with hardly any effort) but a biatch to harvest.  Gotta figure out a better system this year.
 
2013-01-27 08:28:45 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Mr. Lahey: I fail to see how Andeans having a choice in their diet is a bad thing.

Because then how do smug meat-eaters attack vegans (obviously the only non-South Americans that would ever think about eating quinoa) for hurting the poor farmers in the Andes?


Seriously... The original Guardian piece was all over my social networks, invariably posted with comments about how the vegans are destroying indigenous cultures... Because global farking meat production does not...
 
2013-01-27 08:31:31 PM

Polyhazard: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Mr. Lahey: I fail to see how Andeans having a choice in their diet is a bad thing.

Because then how do smug meat-eaters attack vegans (obviously the only non-South Americans that would ever think about eating quinoa) for hurting the poor farmers in the Andes?

Seriously... The original Guardian piece was all over my social networks, invariably posted with comments about how the vegans are destroying indigenous cultures... Because global farking meat production does not...


Because meat production is rarely global and happens more in industrialized nations?

When's the last time you had beef imported from Bolivia?
 
2013-01-27 08:35:05 PM
Can I make quinoa in a rice cooker? It's kind of like couscous, right?
 
2013-01-27 08:41:51 PM
Millet >> quinoa

Yes .. I went there
 
2013-01-27 08:43:59 PM

Bloody William: Can I make quinoa in a rice cooker? It's kind of like couscous, right?


Millet is like couscous, albeit nutty tasting. Quinoa is more gelatinous & pairs well with sweet things (great for quinoa/cranberry citrus salad).

But yes, you can steam cook
 
2013-01-27 08:50:12 PM
It's either a feather in our cap or a shot in the foot. No in between.

/obscure?
 
2013-01-27 09:01:11 PM

Bloody William: Can I make quinoa in a rice cooker? It's kind of like couscous, right?


Toast the quinoa in a little bit of oil until it starts popping. And remember it's two cups of water per cup of quinoa.
 
2013-01-27 09:04:38 PM

Bloody William: Can I make quinoa in a rice cooker? It's kind of like couscous, right?


Yes you can. I actually made quinoa for dinner tonight (with sausage - it blows my vegetarian roommate's mind because to her quinoa's something that usually only veggies eat), the instructions say that you can make it just like rice. Although why bother - just put water and quinoa in a pot, cook it for 10 - 15 minutes, that's it. Fluffy and delicious.
 
2013-01-27 09:14:54 PM
How do you tell if you're dealing with a douche-bag "foodie".

1. They serve "quinoa"
2. They serve "prosciutto"
3. Their balsamic vinegar has a "vintage"

How do you deal with them?

Purge them. Purge them with the unholy fire of a 1000 suns
 
2013-01-27 09:17:29 PM

WhippingBoy: How do you tell if you're dealing with a douche-bag "foodie".

1. They serve "quinoa"
2. They serve "prosciutto"
3. Their balsamic vinegar has a "vintage"

How do you deal with them?

Purge them. Purge them with the unholy fire of a 1000 suns


Oh, good I'm not a douchebag (nor a foodie). I like quinoa and serve it if you asked me to cook because a whole "I like the food in that kind of diet" way not "i'm better than you" way. I have no idea what prosciutto is too. Ham? I don't eat pork so...google says pork.
 
2013-01-27 09:18:39 PM
I obviously have to greatly refine my cooking technique because when I made it for the first time two weeks ago I didnt care much for the texture or flavor.

I'll keep experimenting with it to see if I can make it better.
 
2013-01-27 09:24:00 PM
That shiat is inedible.
 
2013-01-27 09:29:40 PM

MaxSupernova: I obviously have to greatly refine my cooking technique because when I made it for the first time two weeks ago I didnt care much for the texture or flavor.

I'll keep experimenting with it to see if I can make it better.


Are you rinsing it really well? Try toasting it before you boil it. I use about a half of a cup of chicken broth. Along with red pepper flakes and fresh ground pepper.
 
2013-01-27 09:32:14 PM
Just wait until Monsanto comes up with a genetically modified strain that is Roundup resistant which the farmers spray on by the ton and John Deere develops combines that harvest it and Archer Daniels Midland starts dealing in it that's when these farktards are going to be pissing and moaning. They'll have to go find a new food that the douchebag hipster community can rally around to confirm their special snow flakiness.
 
2013-01-27 09:38:24 PM

WhippingBoy: How do you tell if you're dealing with a douche-bag "foodie".

1. They serve "quinoa"
2. They serve "prosciutto"
3. Their balsamic vinegar has a "vintage"

How do you deal with them?

Purge them. Purge them with the unholy fire of a 1000 suns


Or, you know, you accept all their invitations over for dinner and bring a decent wine so as to guarantee future invites.
 
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