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on April 9, 2019

Quinoa pet food ingredients help, hurt Andean farmers

Pet food companies now use quinoa for its superfood reputation, but the popularity of the crop had repercussions for the people who first domesticated it.

Pet food formulations now include the ancient grain quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), following human superfood trends. Dog, cat and other pet owners, especially millennials, want more than just nutrition from novel pet food ingredients, though. Increasingly, pet food ingredients must meet social and environmental sustainability criteria. While the nutritional…

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