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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   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, South America, Food and Agriculture Organization, Evo Morales, Facebook fans, Andes, crops, farmers, food insecurity  
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4752 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Jan 2013 at 7:20 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-27 07:27:02 PM  
3 votes:
I fail to see how Andeans having a choice in their diet is a bad thing.
2013-01-27 07:24:41 PM  
2 votes:
2013-01-27 07:22:54 PM  
2 votes:
Potassium benzoate, etc.
2013-01-27 10:25:43 PM  
1 vote:

Maggie_Luna: 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 says pork.

You're not missing anything with prosciutto. Tastes like plastic wrap mated with rancid saltmeat.
2013-01-27 08:43:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:19:59 PM  
1 vote:
2013-01-27 08:07:25 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:29:14 PM  
1 vote:

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.
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