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
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 - 5:50 AM
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.
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...