42. Quinoa – is the United Nations’ featured crop of 2013 bad for biodiversity?

@article{Small201342Q,
  title={42. Quinoa – is the United Nations’ featured crop of 2013 bad for biodiversity?},
  author={Ernest Small},
  journal={Biodiversity},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={169 - 179}
}
  • E. Small
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Geography
  • Biodiversity
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