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Sound Consumer, March 2010

Concentration in agriculture

Todd L. Kelsey is a self-described small-time rancher who runs 25 cross-bred Hereford and Black Angus cattle on a 20-acre ranch in Lynden, Wash. While his stake in ranching isn’t large, he stands to lose if the United States doesn’t fence Washington off from Canadian cattle.

Todd L. Kelsey is a self-described small-time rancher who runs 25 cross-bred Hereford and Black Angus cattle on a 20-acre ranch in Lynden, Wash. While his stake in ranching isn’t large, he stands to lose if the United States doesn’t fence Washington off from Canadian cattle.

New PCC Web design

We hope you come visit our redesigned, reengineered and recharged Web site. Thanks to our virtual spring cleaning, it’s now easier to find delicious recipes, co-op events, food news and a wealth of helpful new features.

We hope you come visit our redesigned, reengineered and recharged Web site. Thanks to our virtual spring cleaning, it’s now easier to find delicious recipes, co-op events, food news and a wealth of helpful new features.

Celebrating nourishment

There is one distinct difference between nutrition and nourishment: you can buy foods with quality nutrition, but nourishment cannot be bought. Nourishment is based on three principles: balance, moderation and enjoyment.

There is one distinct difference between nutrition and nourishment: you can buy foods with quality nutrition, but nourishment cannot be bought. Nourishment is based on three principles: balance, moderation and enjoyment.

Where are the salmon?

I first encountered the mystery of the missing fish while floating on a raft anchored off the west coast of Lummi Island. It was a hot July day, sparkling with the heady anticipation of a record sockeye season.

I first encountered the mystery of the missing fish while floating on a raft anchored off the west coast of Lummi Island. It was a hot July day, sparkling with the heady anticipation of a record sockeye season.

Notes from the Cellar

It’s March and to tell the truth, I’m unimpressed, rummaging through all the drawers for my best rose-colored specs. But, first things first, this task calls for something good to sip (it’s my job) … March. So what. It’s the season of not quite. In like a lion, out like a lamb, but not too much of either. It’s a celebration of almost … being something.

It’s March and to tell the truth, I’m unimpressed, rummaging through all the drawers for my best rose-colored specs. But, first things first, this task calls for something good to sip (it’s my job) … March. So what. It’s the season of not quite. In like a lion, out like a lamb, but not too much of either. It’s a celebration of almost … being something.

Stiebrs Farms

From sweet or savory to fancy and down-home, there are endless ways to enjoy eggs — these perfect, petite protein packs are a blank slate to express culinary creativity. They’re the magical ingredient that holds together baked goods and sauce …

From sweet or savory to fancy and down-home, there are endless ways to enjoy eggs — these perfect, petite protein packs are a blank slate to express culinary creativity. They’re the magical ingredient that holds together baked goods and sauce …

Seeding the future: host a house party

Janine VanSanden has been hosting house parties to raise money for PCC Farmland Trust since 2003. They’ve become so popular that friends call in advance asking when the next one is scheduled!

Janine VanSanden has been hosting house parties to raise money for PCC Farmland Trust since 2003. They’ve become so popular that friends call in advance asking when the next one is scheduled!

Letters to the editor

Let food be your medicine · GE resistance · Free-range chicken feed? · A1 vs. A2 milk? · Salt · Homemade yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles · Biotech flavor enhancers · Home gardening · Toxic waste in fertilizer

Let food be your medicine · GE resistance · Free-range chicken feed? · A1 vs. A2 milk? · Salt · Homemade yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles · Biotech flavor enhancers · Home gardening · Toxic waste in fertilizer

News bites

Organic Valley benefits · Justice sues Dean Foods · GE traits transfer to animals · Monsanto case at Supreme Court · FDA changes view on BPA · Genetics and obesity · Sustainability of pollock · New co-op · Farm worker pesticide protections · Russia bans U.S. poultry, pork

Organic Valley benefits · Justice sues Dean Foods · GE traits transfer to animals · Monsanto case at Supreme Court · FDA changes view on BPA · Genetics and obesity · Sustainability of pollock · New co-op · Farm worker pesticide protections · Russia bans U.S. poultry, pork

Your co-op

Talk to the Board · Notice of annual PCC membership meeting · 2010 election coming soon · Board report

Talk to the Board · Notice of annual PCC membership meeting · 2010 election coming soon · Board report