quinoa is also really yummy with pears and plums. when i gave blood recently i needed a big breakfast so i made quinoa with fresh plums that i heated in water until they were soft, linseed, walnuts, seeds and almonds. Sprinkle with chia seeds and brown rice syrup.
I do see boxes that promote fair trade, so it seems you are helping them
Really, we should be eating local grains,
here in the mid west that can get tricky as most are corn and might cause gluten sensititives, even to oats, and esp wheat- though they can be sprouted
Macrobiotics says you can import things from the same geographical plane, something like this, for health reasons if needed
I do eat non local things,
but more and more am buying most all I can at the farmers market-
I even saw pumpkin seed oil from Wisconsin at whole Foods!
I don't know how anyone feels about brown rice being transported around the U.S., I've heard said we should find alternatives to transporting things, like maybe rice trucks should run on vegetable oil, it is very nutritious !
they should really do something about that quinoa situation,
its their genetic food, what they should be eating!
Maybe a fund should be created to send some back to them!