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Sound Consumer, September 2004

Farming the future at WSU — genetic engineering vs. sustainable agriculture

The future of agriculture in Washington is in many ways dependent on the actions and programs at Washington State University, the state’s main public agricultural research and education institution.

The future of agriculture in Washington is in many ways dependent on the actions and programs at Washington State University, the state’s main public agricultural research and education institution.

A primer on biopharming

Biopharm crops are plants that are genetically engineered to produce pharmaceutical drugs and industrial chemicals. The most frequently used host plant is corn, followed by soy, tobacco and rice.These crops are altered, in some cases with human genes, to produce a variety of products.

Biopharm crops are plants that are genetically engineered to produce pharmaceutical drugs and industrial chemicals. The most frequently used host plant is corn, followed by soy, tobacco and rice.These crops are altered, in some cases with human genes, to produce a variety of products.

Farm Aid brings support for family farms to Washington

Farm Aid artists Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp will play a concert to benefit family farmers on Saturday, September 18 at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn. This is the first time Farm Aid has ventured west of the Rockies …

Farm Aid artists Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp will play a concert to benefit family farmers on Saturday, September 18 at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn. This is the first time Farm Aid has ventured west of the Rockies …

The Salmon Safe label

There’s a new eco-label from Oregon that’s starting to appear on Washington produce grown safe for salmon. The label is coming from an organization based in Portland, Ore., called Salmon Safe, a nonprofit devoted to restoring agricultural and urban watersheds so salmon can spawn and thrive.

There’s a new eco-label from Oregon that’s starting to appear on Washington produce grown safe for salmon. The label is coming from an organization based in Portland, Ore., called Salmon Safe, a nonprofit devoted to restoring agricultural and urban watersheds so salmon can spawn and thrive.

Sustainability at PCC Measuring progress, setting goals

It’s no secret that sustainability is a central part of PCC’s mission. After all, PCC stores are full of organic and natural foods that are good for our health and the environment. Beyond the obvious, though, PCC is also involved in a wide variety of broader sustainability efforts.

It’s no secret that sustainability is a central part of PCC’s mission. After all, PCC stores are full of organic and natural foods that are good for our health and the environment. Beyond the obvious, though, PCC is also involved in a wide variety of broader sustainability efforts.

Celebrate an organic harvest

This month’s report includes Fish Brewing Company’s in-store product donation during September, Western Washington’s Harvest Celebration Day, Farmland Fund highlights and the donor roster for July 1 – 31, 2004.

This month’s report includes Fish Brewing Company’s in-store product donation during September, Western Washington’s Harvest Celebration Day, Farmland Fund highlights and the donor roster for July 1 – 31, 2004.