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.
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Sound Consumer, October 2003
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.
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.”
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.