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Anthropology / Everything Human

Features

where does quinoa come from

Podcast

What’s the Cost of Quinoa?

Many had hoped that quinoa production would lift farmers out of poverty and rehabilitate a war-torn nation—but the state of this seed remains uncertain.

Stories

Phenomenon

Why Don’t More Humans Eat Bugs?

Around the world, at least two billion people routinely consume insects. One anthropologist believes geography and colonization can explain why some populations are too squeamish to stomach such foods.

Reflections

Is Gender Unique to Humans?

Field Notes

America’s Postindustrial Futures

The current administration’s controversial “America First” trade policies have tapped into a pervasive feeling of abandonment across the postindustrial United States. But not all former factory workers are interested in reviving American industry.

People collect water from a pump in a small village in Mozambique.

Marketplace

How Austerity Unravels Social Ties