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Sound Consumer, May 2010

Protein — how much is enough … or too much?

“Am I eating enough protein?” is a question I’m not asked often enough. I’ve seen hundreds of diabetic, fatigued, obese and vegetarian patients who do not know their protein intake and should. Their health depends on it.

“Am I eating enough protein?” is a question I’m not asked often enough. I’ve seen hundreds of diabetic, fatigued, obese and vegetarian patients who do not know their protein intake and should. Their health depends on it.

Homespun skin and hair care

Long ago, a kind neighbor gave me her family’s Health Journal published in 1909. I’ve often enjoyed reading through it and trying the recipes, amazed at how milk, salt, yogurt, honey, eggs, olive oil and other kitchen staples can be used for simple, homemade body and hair care treatments.

Long ago, a kind neighbor gave me her family’s Health Journal published in 1909. I’ve often enjoyed reading through it and trying the recipes, amazed at how milk, salt, yogurt, honey, eggs, olive oil and other kitchen staples can be used for simple, homemade body and hair care treatments.

Restarting organic standards?

During my term on the NOSB as a consumer representative from 2002 to 2006, I learned a lot — mostly that a peek behind the curtain at Oz isn’t necessarily what one imagines or hopes for! Congress had vested the NOSB with considerably more authority and a more extensive workload than is typical for other unpaid citizen boards.This appeared to rankle certain USDA career staff during my time there.

During my term on the NOSB as a consumer representative from 2002 to 2006, I learned a lot — mostly that a peek behind the curtain at Oz isn’t necessarily what one imagines or hopes for! Congress had vested the NOSB with considerably more authority and a more extensive workload than is typical for other unpaid citizen boards.This appeared to rankle certain USDA career staff during my time there.

Notes from the Cellar

Time to lighten up. As our side of the sphere shakes off its slumbers and turns to face the warming rays of the sun, so do we. We’re getting happier by the minute, as our collective souls pulse with renewed hope and vitality.

Time to lighten up. As our side of the sphere shakes off its slumbers and turns to face the warming rays of the sun, so do we. We’re getting happier by the minute, as our collective souls pulse with renewed hope and vitality.

Island Spring Organics

Light and smooth, Island Spring Organics tofu is something special. It’s the tofu of choice in PCC’s deli and is delicious for home cooking, whether in a fresh-fruit smoothie or marinated and heated on the grill. Even better, it’s local, crafted fresh each day just across the water from Seattle on Vashon Island.

Light and smooth, Island Spring Organics tofu is something special. It’s the tofu of choice in PCC’s deli and is delicious for home cooking, whether in a fresh-fruit smoothie or marinated and heated on the grill. Even better, it’s local, crafted fresh each day just across the water from Seattle on Vashon Island.

A new model in farmland preservation

I’m asked this question all the time: Why did you buy a farm that you will never personally farm? I respond: I was hungry, literally starving, to save farmland from the wide, insatiable mouth of development. I yearn for the once lush and productive farmland of the Kent valley that now only “grows” warehouses.

I’m asked this question all the time: Why did you buy a farm that you will never personally farm? I respond: I was hungry, literally starving, to save farmland from the wide, insatiable mouth of development. I yearn for the once lush and productive farmland of the Kent valley that now only “grows” warehouses.

Letters to the editor

Green cleaning tip · Bee workshop · Missing PCC · Raw milk · Dave’s bread · Wireless deli signs

Green cleaning tip · Bee workshop · Missing PCC · Raw milk · Dave’s bread · Wireless deli signs

News bites

Soda tax helps weight loss? · U.S. allows GE sugar beets · Seven states probe Monsanto · Pesticide ruling alarms industry · Corn pesticide hormone disruptor? · Bluefin tuna going extinct · Women who drink gain less weight · Swiss prohibit GE crops · Vatican warns against GE foods · China growing GE rice and corn

Soda tax helps weight loss? · U.S. allows GE sugar beets · Seven states probe Monsanto · Pesticide ruling alarms industry · Corn pesticide hormone disruptor? · Bluefin tuna going extinct · Women who drink gain less weight · Swiss prohibit GE crops · Vatican warns against GE foods · China growing GE rice and corn

Your co-op

PCC annual board election · Meet the candidates — virtually and in person · Member mailing · Why should you take the time to vote? · Annual meeting – April 27 · Board report

PCC annual board election · Meet the candidates — virtually and in person · Member mailing · Why should you take the time to vote? · Annual meeting – April 27 · Board report