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Can Vegans Stomach the Unpalatable Truth About Quinoa?

Yasha Wallin

Ethical consumers should be aware poor Bolivians can no longer afford their staple grain, due to western demand raising prices. The appetite of countries such as ours for quinoa 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.

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  • Gnaw

    The article behind that link is a load of garbage.
    Joanna Blythman falsely accuses vegans of causing the very problems that meat eaters are causing: deforestation and rising food prices.
    She lies about the deforestation caused by eating soy compared to meat, is unaware that most soy is actually animal feed for meat,
    that a meat diet requires way more plants to feed the animals than a vegan diet ( therefore higher soy and grain prices ), and obviously way more land to grow such plants, causing more deforestation.
    Joanna Blythman is a hypocrite, advocating meat and blaming vegans for the consequences of meat production.

  • Anika

    Just another reason why eating local (when you can) is so important. Unfortunately, even though it decreases your carbon footprint, it's not as fashionable as this global eating trend we see at Whole Foods' lunch bar.