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Sound Consumer, August 2003

Water — a clearer perspective

During this dry month of August, the Sound Consumer examines the state of our water — without which we’d have no agriculture, no food, no life. Water, as important as it is for our food and the planet’s well being, is one of those things we often take for granted.

During this dry month of August, the Sound Consumer examines the state of our water — without which we’d have no agriculture, no food, no life. Water, as important as it is for our food and the planet’s well being, is one of those things we often take for granted.

Fluoridation Update (the full report)

Fifty-eight years ago, government officials in Grand Rapids, Mich., decided to put something in the water. It was called fluoride, it was a toxic byproduct of the aluminum and fertilizer industries … dental researchers swore it would transform teeth into a living, gleaming white fortress against tooth decay. Opponents said it would make us sick …

Fifty-eight years ago, government officials in Grand Rapids, Mich., decided to put something in the water. It was called fluoride, it was a toxic byproduct of the aluminum and fertilizer industries … dental researchers swore it would transform teeth into a living, gleaming white fortress against tooth decay. Opponents said it would make us sick …

An important message to our valued member/owners

Over the past several months, your PCC Board of Trustees has spent a great deal of time and effort performing a comprehensive review of PCC’s bylaws. In doing so, we have held four important objectives in mind … During its meeting of June 24, 2003, the board of trustees approved the amended bylaws and directed that they be presented to our membership for a vote. (Also click here for current election information — goes to the membership area)

Over the past several months, your PCC Board of Trustees has spent a great deal of time and effort performing a comprehensive review of PCC’s bylaws. In doing so, we have held four important objectives in mind … During its meeting of June 24, 2003, the board of trustees approved the amended bylaws and directed that they be presented to our membership for a vote. (Also click here for current election information — goes to the membership area)

Sunfield challenge grant completed! Shipley Fields defense continues

This month’s article includes: Sunfield Farm and Shipley Fields updates, “Soybeans” verse from the anthology In Praise of Fertile Land, Farmland Fund Highlghts — Seattle Tilth goes to the Delta Farm, and the donor roster for June 1 — 30, 2003.

This month’s article includes: Sunfield Farm and Shipley Fields updates, “Soybeans” verse from the anthology In Praise of Fertile Land, Farmland Fund Highlghts — Seattle Tilth goes to the Delta Farm, and the donor roster for June 1 — 30, 2003.