While Chicago has been stuck in the frosty armpit of winter (also known as March) my family and I have been eating our way across New Zealand, with a stopover at the Hokitika Wild Foods festival. Travel really does expand one’s horizons.

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There’s been a recent flood of articles about quinoa and the effects its popularity has had on the farmers who grow it. Beneath the hand-wringing of well-intentioned foodies, there’s a deeper conversation to be had on global trade and food security.

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