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Andean countries support origin denomination for Bolivian Royal Quinoa

Andean countries support origin denomination for Bolivian Royal Quinoa
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:40
By Andrew Ofstehage


The global rise of quinoa consumption has been dramatic, expanding from the Andean region in the 1970s to nearly global availability. Its rise of production has lagged behind demand, but is significant all the same. Besides gaining ground in traditional production areas o
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Golden grass offers sustainable alternative to fashion jewelry

Golden grass offers sustainable alternative to fashion jewelry
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:02
By Andrew Ofstehage


Cattle avoid eating Capim dourado (Syngonanthus nitens) an Amazonia grass, in favor of other plants, but artisans in the region seek it out. Capim dourado, or golden grass, grows wild in Amazonian Tocantins, which lies at the eastern edge of the Amazon and the edge of the
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2013: International Year of Quinoa

2013: International Year of Quinoa
Wed, 03/04/13 - 01:48
By Andrew Ofstehage


The United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization have announced 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa, as proposed by the Plurinational State of Bolivia. The objectives for the celebration are symbolic of the newfound global appreciation for the pseudo-cere
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Denomination of origin: marketing tool for quinoa

Denomination of origin: marketing tool for quinoa
Sun, 10/02/13 - 02:12
By Andrew Ofstehage


To find what makes the Challapata market in Bolivia famous, one must first pass vendors with massive green bags of dried coca leaf, dozens of varieties of carrots and potatoes, and heaps of used clothing shipped in from the United States. Now just ahead, past market resta
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