It’s nice to know there are organizations in Washington looking out for the organic consumer.
One such organization, the National Organic Coalition, is out there fighting for the little people each and every day!
The National Organic Coalition, (NOC) is a national alliance of organizations working to provide a voice for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, animal welfare activists, consumers and progressive industry members involved in organic agriculture. The coalition operates under the central principles that protecting the stringency and integrity of the national organic standards is necessary:
- To maintain the organic label’s value to consumers;
- To realize the environmental benefits of the organic agricultural system;
- To provide and encourage diversity of participation and fair and equitable access to the organic marketplace; and
- To ensure the long-term economic viability of organic family farmers and businesses.
Follow this link for more information on the NOC.
Today’s recipe, featuring organic garbanzo beans by Tree of Life, is an excellent protein packed snack or salad topper! Play with the spices for variation. We recommend Cumin for a smoky flavor, or Cinnamon for a protein power play on Kettle Corn!
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