Quinoa: Bad for the Planet? | Talk Back | BFD | TakePart TV

Quinoa: Bad for the Planet? | Talk Back | BFD | TakePart TV

Subscribe Now!: full.sc David Park speaks with TakePart.com Environmental Producer Sal Cardoni and Food Editor Willy Blackmore about the concerns around quinoa and monocultures. More MEDIA episodes, featuring David Park: bit.ly Show Airs: BFD airs every Monday-Friday. About BFD Every day, BFD brings you a news story that the other guys aren’t talking about. Through man on the street interviews, sketches, notable guests and a cast of fresh funny hosts, BFD lets you know about the stories that are a Big F’ng Deal. Twitter: bit.ly Facebook: bit.ly Brought to you by Take Part: full.sc TakePart TV is the channel from some of the people behind An Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc., The Help, Contagion and Waiting for Superman, among others. Here, you’ll find entertaining content that’s real and eye-opening, every single day. Be sure to check out our shows, “like” and leave comments, and get involved as you see fit, because the only thing you can’t do here is nothing. Official Website: full.sc Twitter: bit.ly Facebook: on.fb.me Google+: bit.ly Wikicommons/Vi..Cult…/, Wikicommons/blairingmedia, Reuters/David Mercado, Reuters/Antonio Bronic, Wikicommons/TUBS, Wikicommons/Dider Gentilhomme Line Producer: Tobey List Creative Producer: Sax Carr Coordinating Producer: Alexandra Cuerdo Head Writer: Spencer Gilbert DP/ Technical Director: Neal McConnell Gaffer: Neal McConnell 2nd Shooter: Alexandra Cuerdo Audio: Neal McConnell Quinoa: Bad for the Planet? | Talk Back | BFD | TakePart TV
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3 thoughts on “Quinoa: Bad for the Planet? | Talk Back | BFD | TakePart TV”

  1. yes, i agree completely… one of its close? relatives is lamb’s quarters, which grows everywhere in the US/EU anyways, as you said. the problem is not the plant… the problem is the way it is being produced and the economic model that goes with that, which is a failure. i was involved in a project that seeks to identify suitable quinoa cultivars for germany… this approach is getting closer to the solution we need 🙂

  2. Quinoa is really easy to grow in your own back garden for home consumption as part of a mixed cropping system that will have a good balanced ecology. There are lots of its close wild edible relatives around throughout the Americas and Europe – so close that it really doesn’t mess up anything at all. A much better crop to grow than corn from a nutritional and yield point of view. And its leaves are edible too -? in salads when young and cooked as it gets older. More great nutrients

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