Andean farmers forced Colorado State University to surrender its US patent on 'Apelawa" quinoa. The anti-patent campaign that began 14 months ago (1997) ended on May 1st 1998 when on eof the quinoa 'inventors' admitted that the patent had been abandoned.
Quinoa Patent Dropped
Submitted on 22 May 1998
Andean Farmers Defeat U.S. University