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Sound Consumer, May 2006

The precautionary principle

The concept of taking action to avoid potential harm — even in the face of scientific uncertainty — has gained considerable cachet. Imagine this: a chemical company plans to market a new pesticide. A committee is convened of local citizens, including farmers, consumers, … to analyze the alleged benefits and potential risks to the community.

The concept of taking action to avoid potential harm — even in the face of scientific uncertainty — has gained considerable cachet. Imagine this: a chemical company plans to market a new pesticide. A committee is convened of local citizens, including farmers, consumers, … to analyze the alleged benefits and potential risks to the community.

PCC opens new eco-friendly store in Redmond

This month’s grand opening of PCC’s Redmond store offers Eastside residents a delicious, new shopping destination. Much like PCC’s Fremont store, the Redmond site will emphasize fresh foods, with large produce and deli departments.

This month’s grand opening of PCC’s Redmond store offers Eastside residents a delicious, new shopping destination. Much like PCC’s Fremont store, the Redmond site will emphasize fresh foods, with large produce and deli departments.

Thank you PCC members — BIOAg program is funded

Bulletin: For the very first time, the Washington State Legislature has appropriated money to support organic and sustainable agricultural research and organic production science as an academic major at Washington State University, our state’s publicly funded land grant university.

Bulletin: For the very first time, the Washington State Legislature has appropriated money to support organic and sustainable agricultural research and organic production science as an academic major at Washington State University, our state’s publicly funded land grant university.

Spirit of service and community thrive at PCC

I wanted to determine whether or not the founding principles were still thriving at PCC or simply a part of the company’s history. The answer is clear: the spirit of service is very much alive and well.

I wanted to determine whether or not the founding principles were still thriving at PCC or simply a part of the company’s history. The answer is clear: the spirit of service is very much alive and well.

PCC Farmland Trust

This month reports on activity on the Bennington and Dungeness Farms this spring. Also notice of a possible new farm.

This month reports on activity on the Bennington and Dungeness Farms this spring. Also notice of a possible new farm.