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Traders go against the grain to gluten-free produce for profits

As margins for big grain crops such as wheat and corn have shrunk, traders are sussing out niche produce

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Quinoa seeds from Cotimbora, Oruro, Bolivia. Small and mid-sized traders have jumped into lesser-known products such as quinoa or organic crops with better margins and demand from health-conscious shoppers.

Geneva

THERE'S so little money in buying and selling wheat, corn and soybeans these days that some traders are turning to obscure markets in desert-grown tomatoes and chickpeas to turn a profit.

Margins for handling the big grain crops have sunk as farmers grew more than the world

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