The Quinoa Quarrel

The solution is quinoa, the problem is a bit more complicated. As the human population increases alongside environmental challenges like water scarcity and climate change, quinoa shines as the answer to what can withstand these looming problems. But who owns this crop and do they have to share? Native to the Altiplano region in South America, this plant must be adapted to live and thrive successfully elsewhere. Despite controversy over the rights to the seed, several researchers and farmers are working to ensure the seed lives on even if the dispute drags on.

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