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United Nations declares 2013 as the International Year of the Quinoa

QuinoaThe year 2013 has been declared “The International Year of the Quinoa” (IYQ), recognizing the Andean indigenous peoples who have preserved and protected quinoa for thousands of years as a food for present and future generations.

The IYQ was proposed by the government of Bolivia (the main producer of quinoa) and highlights the key role that quinoa can play in the eradication of worldwide hunger/ malnutrition today and tomorrow. Quinoa is noted for its exceptional nutritional qualities and its ability to grow under different agricultural conditions.

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