are thriving in our country, there should be a way to pique U.S. interest in arracacha, ulluco and cherimoyas. Rather than just condemning Andean farmers who grow coca, we ought to help them work toward the day when they can turn their magnificent botanical heritage to their own advantage—and ours.

November 5, 1989

Hugh Popenoe is director of the Center for Tropical Agriculture at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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