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Sound Consumer, November 2009

Just a pinch — traditional spices

A pinch of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Adding just a bit of the traditional holiday spices — cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger — can provide a bounty of health benefits, while seasoning your cooking.

A pinch of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Adding just a bit of the traditional holiday spices — cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger — can provide a bounty of health benefits, while seasoning your cooking.

Pledge to eat local

Accept the challenge! This Thanksgiving, Puget Sound Fresh, a program of King County and the local nonprofit, Cascade Harvest Coalition, are asking us to pledge to “eat at least one locally produced food.” It’s fun and easy ­— and a wonderful way to give thanks for the delicious bounty of our region.

Accept the challenge! This Thanksgiving, Puget Sound Fresh, a program of King County and the local nonprofit, Cascade Harvest Coalition, are asking us to pledge to “eat at least one locally produced food.” It’s fun and easy ­— and a wonderful way to give thanks for the delicious bounty of our region.

Holiday dinners — leave the cooking to us

Take the hassle out of the holidays and order a complete holiday dinner from your local PCC deli. This Thanksgiving we’re offering traditional turkey dinners, a ham dinner, a vegetarian or vegan lasagna dinner, and for the first time, a vegan Field Roast dinner.

Take the hassle out of the holidays and order a complete holiday dinner from your local PCC deli. This Thanksgiving we’re offering traditional turkey dinners, a ham dinner, a vegetarian or vegan lasagna dinner, and for the first time, a vegan Field Roast dinner.

Organic cotton: As important as organic food

When you think about supporting organic agriculture and choosing sustainably produced products, don’t forget cotton — the world’s most important non-food crop. Non-organic cotton is considered the world’s “dirtiest” crop by the Environmental Justice Foundation.

When you think about supporting organic agriculture and choosing sustainably produced products, don’t forget cotton — the world’s most important non-food crop. Non-organic cotton is considered the world’s “dirtiest” crop by the Environmental Justice Foundation.

Notes from the Cellar

I’m a lucky son of a gun. In terms of buttering one’s daily bread, I count myself among some of the most fortunate beings on the planet. While there’s no shortage of reasons for this, almost none of them are among the most obvious.

I’m a lucky son of a gun. In terms of buttering one’s daily bread, I count myself among some of the most fortunate beings on the planet. While there’s no shortage of reasons for this, almost none of them are among the most obvious.

The legacy of farmland: announcing the Agrarian Circle

We’re pleased to announce the Agrarian Circle — a program that designates the PCC Farmland Trust in your will — so this important work can continue, long after we’re gone. Local, organic farmland is a legacy we are passing on to future generations, and now it can be part of your personal legacy as well.

We’re pleased to announce the Agrarian Circle — a program that designates the PCC Farmland Trust in your will — so this important work can continue, long after we’re gone. Local, organic farmland is a legacy we are passing on to future generations, and now it can be part of your personal legacy as well.

Letters to the editor

Giving thanks · Advocating for good food · Supporting WSU · Acid alkaline balance · Reusing deli containers · Corn syrup · Vendor compliance · Read labels to make choices · Humane slaughter

Giving thanks · Advocating for good food · Supporting WSU · Acid alkaline balance · Reusing deli containers · Corn syrup · Vendor compliance · Read labels to make choices · Humane slaughter

News bites

USDA to clarify “natural” · USDA restores pesticide database · GE sugar beets stopped · Canada challenges COOL · France abuzz with urban beekeeping · Protecting local farmland · Patenting genes for climate change · Brain not fooled by sugar substitute · Organic milk linked to fewer allergies · Bluefin tuna ban blocked

USDA to clarify “natural” · USDA restores pesticide database · GE sugar beets stopped · Canada challenges COOL · France abuzz with urban beekeeping · Protecting local farmland · Patenting genes for climate change · Brain not fooled by sugar substitute · Organic milk linked to fewer allergies · Bluefin tuna ban blocked

Your co-op

Board report · Fall member meeting · PCC Farmland Trust solicitation · Next board meeting · Public education

Board report · Fall member meeting · PCC Farmland Trust solicitation · Next board meeting · Public education