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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

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...

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