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Sound Consumer, October 2008

Why genetically modified crops will not feed the world

Rising food prices reached a flash point this spring, sparking food riots in more than a dozen countries. And for the world’s poor, high prices mean hunger. The global food crisis has many causes, but according to the biotechnology industry, there’s a simple solution — genetically modified (aka biotech) crops … Not everyone is convinced.

Rising food prices reached a flash point this spring, sparking food riots in more than a dozen countries. And for the world’s poor, high prices mean hunger. The global food crisis has many causes, but according to the biotechnology industry, there’s a simple solution — genetically modified (aka biotech) crops … Not everyone is convinced.

Recipes from the October issue

Some of the best fall apples and pears come to PCC from George and Apple Otte of River Valley Organics in Tonasket, Wash. Their crisp Cameo apples are great for cooking, as well as their sweet and nutty Bosc pears. These recipes by PCC Cooks instructors use either fruit for a delicious taste of our local harvest. Apple or Pear Kasha Crumble · Apple or Pear Custard Tart · Homemade Apple or Pear Sauce. And for squash lovers: Vegetable-spiked Green Rice

Some of the best fall apples and pears come to PCC from George and Apple Otte of River Valley Organics in Tonasket, Wash. Their crisp Cameo apples are great for cooking, as well as their sweet and nutty Bosc pears. These recipes by PCC Cooks instructors use either fruit for a delicious taste of our local harvest. Apple or Pear Kasha Crumble · Apple or Pear Custard Tart · Homemade Apple or Pear Sauce. And for squash lovers: Vegetable-spiked Green Rice

Food irradiation: two words that should never connect

The Final Rule, published on August 22, a Friday in late summer, was easily overlooked by a nation on vacation. The 30-day comment period has expired. The FDA’s action was unexpected, but a petition from 2000 still seeks irradiation of many foods. We’ve learned it was at the FDA’s suggestion that the National Food Processors joined with the irradiation industry …

The Final Rule, published on August 22, a Friday in late summer, was easily overlooked by a nation on vacation. The 30-day comment period has expired. The FDA’s action was unexpected, but a petition from 2000 still seeks irradiation of many foods. We’ve learned it was at the FDA’s suggestion that the National Food Processors joined with the irradiation industry …

Notes from the Cellar

If the highway to hell is paved with good intentions, I’m definitely doing my shift on the road crew of the damned. Yes, I truly did intend to craft the monthly screed, but, well, you know how it goes. In any case, I can brilliantly cut and paste …

If the highway to hell is paved with good intentions, I’m definitely doing my shift on the road crew of the damned. Yes, I truly did intend to craft the monthly screed, but, well, you know how it goes. In any case, I can brilliantly cut and paste …

Seasonal produce

When the first squashes appear, you know autumn has arrived. These hearty vegetables tend to signify the coming of winter but there are a few varieties that reach their peak between late September and Thanksgiving.

When the first squashes appear, you know autumn has arrived. These hearty vegetables tend to signify the coming of winter but there are a few varieties that reach their peak between late September and Thanksgiving.

Letters to the editor

Grocery receipts · Vegan diets · Soy foods · Microwaved food safety? · Spraying for the apple moth and organic status · Bottled water

Grocery receipts · Vegan diets · Soy foods · Microwaved food safety? · Spraying for the apple moth and organic status · Bottled water

News bites

Small is more efficient · Pesticide residues shopper’s card · EPA bans carbofuran residue on food · Food trade sustainability · Irradiation: spinach and head lettuce · Farmed tilapia and catfish high in inflammatory fats · Cutting calories may slow aging · Pasteurized soy milk · Genetically engineered trees

Small is more efficient · Pesticide residues shopper’s card · EPA bans carbofuran residue on food · Food trade sustainability · Irradiation: spinach and head lettuce · Farmed tilapia and catfish high in inflammatory fats · Cutting calories may slow aging · Pasteurized soy milk · Genetically engineered trees

Your co-op

Fall member meeting · Upcoming Talk to the Board opportunities · Board application deadline November 4 · Board report

Fall member meeting · Upcoming Talk to the Board opportunities · Board application deadline November 4 · Board report