"Quinoa: Good, Evil, Or Just Really Complicated?"

"'Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?,' thunders the headline of a recent Guardian piece. Hard to say, but reality check: It isn't just vegans who enjoy quinoa. Like many occasional meat eaters I know, I've been eating it for years. Quinoa is also big among gluten-intolerant omnivores. So quinoa's truth—unpalatable or not—isn't just for its vegan fans to bear."

"So what is going on with this long-time staple of the Andes and newly emerged favorite of health-minded US eaters?"

Tom Philpott reports for Mother Jones January 25, 2013.

Source: Mother Jones, 01/28/2013