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The Superfood Chain
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What effect does the superfood industry have on farmers and fishermen around the world?

This gorgeous 4K documentary follows filmmaker Ann Shin as she meets farming families in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Haida Gwaii affected by the superfood industry.
Explore the World of Superfoods
Quinoa: a closer look What's next for this superfood?
Cycle of the Salmon A deeper dive into the migration and return that feeds Haida Gwaii
The Coconut Controversy Does fair trade mean fair prices?
Sustainable Seafood How can you make a difference? Salmon In the pink Coconuts From smoothies to skin care Quinoa The gold of the Incas Teff The marathon grain Açai The surfer's super fruit Edamame Nature's snack food Shiitake Mushrooms The meaty mushroom Chia Seeds The warrior seed Goji Berries Go easy on goji Avocado The hipster's conundrum Turmeric The golden spice Almonds From Silk Road delicacy to North American staple Raw Cacao God's gift to chocolate lovers Hemp Vegans 💗 hemp Sustainable Farming Protecting the future today The Fairness of Fair Trade Who really pays for your food? Garlic Vampires and the common cold beware! Walnuts Brain food Kale The mother of all superfoods Flaxseed From furniture polish to health food
Teff The marathon grain

Also known as lovegrass, there are many reasons to love teff. This tiny, nutritious seed, high in iron and fibre, adapts itself to a variety of climates and growing conditions. A staple in its native Ethiopia and Eritrea, a gluten-free whole grain, teff has gained fans world-wide. Ethiopian cooks grind it into flour to make injera: a fermented, flat pancake-like bread. Ethiopia's famed marathon runners swear by it.



There was an export ban on teff for about a decade, as the Ethiopian government feared that rising prices would deprive local consumers. However, the ban didn't have the desired effect, and since teff was cleared for export, despite fears that prices would rise, there is evidence that the move has benefited local producers and consumers.

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