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Sound Consumer, June 2003

The organic advantage

Results of a new study show that children who eat a mostly organic diet have significantly lower pesticide exposures than do children who eat a mostly conventional diet.

Results of a new study show that children who eat a mostly organic diet have significantly lower pesticide exposures than do children who eat a mostly conventional diet.

Fremont sprouts a new PCC

The grand opening is less than a month away, and PCC’s newest store is gearing up to be Fremont’s tastiest shopping experience.

The grand opening is less than a month away, and PCC’s newest store is gearing up to be Fremont’s tastiest shopping experience.

Rocket fuel in lettuce

From numerous telephone calls and emails: “I recently heard a news report about ‘rocket fuel in lettuce in California.’ What’s the background? Are lettuces at PCC affected, or other crops?”

From numerous telephone calls and emails: “I recently heard a news report about ‘rocket fuel in lettuce in California.’ What’s the background? Are lettuces at PCC affected, or other crops?”

Reusing plastic water bottles may pose health risk

While people may think they’re doing a good deed for the environment when they reuse water bottles, researchers say they could be risking their health.

While people may think they’re doing a good deed for the environment when they reuse water bottles, researchers say they could be risking their health.

Strong bones reflect a healthy lifestyle

Acupuncture is rapidly becoming a common alternative therapy for various physical disorders … [it] also has a long history in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

Acupuncture is rapidly becoming a common alternative therapy for various physical disorders … [it] also has a long history in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders.