Quinoa – Yojana Miraya

With all of my interest in quinoa these days (if you haven’t seen the Food for Thought short film about quinoa and Blake Richard, you should check it out), it seemed like fate that I would meet Yojana Miraya.

Yojana is a student in the Masters Program for Community and Environment at Humboldt State University and friend of co-producer Jessica Eden.  She was raised in the Andes where quinoa was a staple food for her indigenous community.  Small amounts were grown for the village, none of it made the long arduous journey to the coast to be shipped away to other markets.

Listen to her story about indigenous foods of the Andes and how quinoa was part of her daily life.

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