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Australia, US Race to Satisfy Lucrative Quinoa Appetite

Australia and the United States, two of the world's biggest wheat exporters, are racing to become mass producers of the South American “superfood” quinoa and tap a gluten-free market expected to be worth more than $6 billion by 2018. Importantly for Australian wheat farmers who regularly battle crop-destroying droughts, the nutritious grain-like seed pronounced 'kin wa' can handle extreme climates. It also sells for around $3,000 a ton, compared with wheat which fetches...

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