I thought that this article was very interesting. It was floating around my facebook today:
It says, "there is an unpalatable truth to face for those of us with a bag of quinoa in the larder. The appetite of countries such as ours for this grain has pushed up prices to such an extent that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia, for whom it was once a nourishing staple food, can no longer afford to eat it. Imported junk food is cheaper. In Lima, quinoa now costs more than chicken. Outside the cities, and fuelled by overseas demand, the pressure is on to turn land that once produced a portfolio of diverse crops into quinoa monoculture."
I know that I definitely eat quinoa.
However- I think I will order my next bag from right here in my state- Colorado:
What are your thoughts on this?
ETA: Boo...I can't change my title. It's supposed to say, "Another reason to eat local/native." I have no idea what toocal means.