BY Tess Duncan
in Eat Me
on Jan 17, 2013
Vegans and vegetarians alike have been freaking out over quinoa for years now, and for good reason! It’s tasty and a great meat alternative, providing you with a ton of protein and other essential nutrients. And it’s low in fat! Everybody’s happy. Or so you might think.
Quinoa munchers might not know that the crop is a staple for countries like Peru and Bolivia. Due to its recent popularity, prices have skyrocketed over the past few years. Many of its usual customers in these countries cannot afford the rising cost of quinoa. Read More
Juan Carlos Calamar hated his nose. He was made fun of day in and day out; it was seriously affecting his self-confidence. But now, Calomar has gotten an operation, a new nose at somewhat of a discount.The BBC has posted this story about how some Bolivian plastic surgery businesses are marketing toward people of indigenous origin, some using the words “nose deformities.” Apparently there are even ads on the radio offering half-price nose jobs. The point is to make surgery available to those who wouldn’t normally have considered it because it was too expensive. Read More