Bolivia's Quinoa Boom

The scramble to grow more of the Andean "super grain" is prompting farmers to abandon traditional land management practices, endangering the fragile ecosystem of the arid highlands.

  • https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/918/516/Bolivia-Quinoa-2-1.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

    Bolivia_Quinoa_2

    In this Feb. 17, 2013 photo, a vendor shows a plate of pesque, a traditional Andean meal of cooked quinoa with cheese and milk, served with a salty "aji" sauce at a street market in El Alto, Bolivia. 
    AP
  • https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/918/516/Bolivia-Quinoa-6.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

    Bolivia_Quinoa_6

    In this Feb. 16, 2013 photo, farmer Geronimo Blanco shows his quinoa plants in Patamanta, Bolivia. Blanco also grows potatoes, carrots and peas. 
    AP
  • https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/918/516/Bolivia-Quinoa-3.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

    Bolivia_Quinoa_3

    In this Feb. 17, 2013 photo, people eat pesque, a traditional Andean plate made of cooked quinoa with cheese and milk at a street market in El Alto, Bolivia. 
    AP
  • https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/918/516/Bolivia-Quinoa-1.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

    Bolivia_Quinoa_1

    In this Feb. 17, 2013 photo, a woman serves pesque, a traditional Andean plate made of cooked quinoa with cheese and milk at a street market in El Alto, Bolivia. 
    AP
  • https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/918/516/Bolivia-Quinoa-5.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

    Bolivia_Quinoa_5

    In this Feb. 16, 2013 photo, quinoa plants grow in a farmer's field in Patamanta, Bolivia. 
    AP
  • https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/918/516/Bolivia-Quinoa-4.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

    Bolivia_Quinoa_4

    In this Feb. 16, 2013 photo, quinoa plants grow in a farmer's field in Patamanta, Bolivia. 
    AP
Image 1 of 5