We recommend the following projects for more indepth information:

“Development of high quality food protein through sustainable production and processing” (PROTEIN2FOOD). EU Horizon2020 (2015-2020). The project has 19 partners. The overall aim of the project is to improve the quality of plant-protein from a nutritional, economic, environmental and organoleptic point of view. The approach covers the whole food supply chain from ‘farm to fork’ of plant-protein from legumes (lupin, faba beans, pea, chickpea, lentil) and new high-quality crops (quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat). These crops have been selected due to their promising potential as important food crops in the EU context for their protein quality and amount.

“An integrated strategy for the conservation and use of underutilized Latin American agrobiodiversity” (LATINCROP). EU FP7 project (Nov. 2013-Oct 2017), 9 partners.

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Quinoa and other crops may contribute to saving the planet, due to their high nutritional value and the tolerance to adverse, climatic conditions.