Bolivia Can Quinoa Farming Go Global Without Leaving Andeans Behind? By Dan Charles • Aug 16, 2013 I ate quinoa-and-turkey chili in a cafeteria today, which, when you think about it, is pretty amazing. Rarely does an entire culture, almost overnight, adopt an entirely new food. Your Love Of Quinoa Is Good News For Andean Farmers Quinoa lovers have been put on a bit of a guilt trip with stories suggesting that the increased demand in the U.S. has put the superfood out of reach for those living closest to where it's grown. How can poor Bolivians in La Paz afford to pay three times more for quinoa than they would pay for rice, critics have asked?