‘Supergrain’ leads to conflict in Peru

The price of the “supergrain” quinoa went through the roof in the winter and so did tempers, according to police in the Peruvian state of Oruro. At least 30 people were reported injured during a fight where rocks and dynamite were used as two communities fought over land to grow the grain. Farmland in Oruro is owned by communities, not by individuals.

Better Farming - May 2012