i purchased a 50# bag of buckwheat seed a while back from a co-op. i use it for salad greens so could afford and feel it is appropriate to use as wholesome a product as possible. not only was it usda organic the certifier was ccof (california cert. organic farmers).
it was a product of china.
when you puchase it at the bins all you see is usda and ccof. i can't help but feel that many of the folks wouldn't feel too warm and fuzzy about their sticks and berries being a product of china i know i'm not.
all that is gold does not glitter