Bolivia begins organic quinoa exports to China

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LA PAZ

Dec 9, 2018-

Bolivia on Friday began exporting organic quinoa to China, with the first 40 tonnes of the product from farms in the Bolivian highlands shipped via the Peruvian port of Ilo. “This day is going to be historic, December 7 will be unforgettable for the producers of quinoa, because for the first time we are sending quinoa to China,” said Bolivian President Evo Morales. Morales arrived at the Sociedad Industrial Molinera Sociedad Anonima (Simsa) plant, in the city of La Paz, to witness the departure of the first half of the cargo. Simsa will export 20 tonnes of red quinoa, while the Andean Valley company will carry out the shipment of 20 tonnes of red and black varieties of the so-called “golden grain.” (XINHUA)

 

Published: 09-12-2018 08:41

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