Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

Since the New York Times wrote their article on the rise of popularity of quinoa and its affect on the native population, many customers and retailers have come to us asking us about our reaction and the validity of the claims. While we are thankful for the attention being paid to the region and the local people’s struggle (after all, that is inevitably what we try to do), we do feel that they take an angle that does not take into account many important factors, particularly the aspect of fair trade. Based off of the knowledge and experience we’ve gathered from our 14 years of working closely with Bolivian quinoa farmers, let me take some time to answer some of these questions and claims