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Sound Consumer, October 2003

The co-op movement a better business model

October is National Co-op Month. To some, this may seem like an oddly narrow focus to warrant an entire month of celebrating, but in reality cooperative businesses are everywhere you look — from vibrant, local natural foods stores (hey, that’s us!) to rural electric supply companies, credit unions, and farmers’ purchasing co-ops all over the globe.

October is National Co-op Month. To some, this may seem like an oddly narrow focus to warrant an entire month of celebrating, but in reality cooperative businesses are everywhere you look — from vibrant, local natural foods stores (hey, that’s us!) to rural electric supply companies, credit unions, and farmers’ purchasing co-ops all over the globe.

PCC is a certified organic retailer!

PCC is delighted to announce that all our stores are now certified as organic retailers. This means that PCC has met strict organic handling standards to ensure that the organic products you choose remain organic from the farm to your shopping basket.

PCC is delighted to announce that all our stores are now certified as organic retailers. This means that PCC has met strict organic handling standards to ensure that the organic products you choose remain organic from the farm to your shopping basket.

Overmedication of kids an increasing concern

A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland and published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine emphasized the alarming increase in the number of American children being treated with psychiatric drugs. It says “From 1987-1996, the number (of medicated children) tripled, and shows no sign of slowing down.”

A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland and published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine emphasized the alarming increase in the number of American children being treated with psychiatric drugs. It says “From 1987-1996, the number (of medicated children) tripled, and shows no sign of slowing down.”

Western Washington’s Harvest Celebration Day

This month’s article includes: Harvest Celebration Day, Shipley Fields update, the new Chinook Book, “Ox Cart Man” verse from the anthology In Praise of Fertile Land, and the donor roster for August 1 – 31, 2003.

This month’s article includes: Harvest Celebration Day, Shipley Fields update, the new Chinook Book, “Ox Cart Man” verse from the anthology In Praise of Fertile Land, and the donor roster for August 1 – 31, 2003.