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Sound Consumer, September 2010

Organic can feed the world

You probably buy organic food because you believe it’s better for your health and the environment but you also may have heard criticism that “organic cannot feed the world.” Biotech and chemical companies have spent billions of dollars trying to make us think that synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are necessary to feed a growing population.

You probably buy organic food because you believe it’s better for your health and the environment but you also may have heard criticism that “organic cannot feed the world.” Biotech and chemical companies have spent billions of dollars trying to make us think that synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are necessary to feed a growing population.

Are biofuels fueling hunger?

Once touted as a panacea for America’s energy ills, biofuels now are charged with jacking up food prices, felling rainforests, boosting greenhouse gases, culling biodiversity, and deepening hunger in food-insecure nations.

Once touted as a panacea for America’s energy ills, biofuels now are charged with jacking up food prices, felling rainforests, boosting greenhouse gases, culling biodiversity, and deepening hunger in food-insecure nations.

Scott Leach Orchards

As sunny summer days give way to fall’s cool, crisp nights, Scott Leach Orchards will be ready to fill our fruit bowls with the treasures of fall: crunchy apples and creamy pears — certified organic, of course.

As sunny summer days give way to fall’s cool, crisp nights, Scott Leach Orchards will be ready to fill our fruit bowls with the treasures of fall: crunchy apples and creamy pears — certified organic, of course.

Notes from the Cellar

Once upon a time, well before cans, bottles or kegs, before micro and macro, before Jesus, Jahweh, Mohammed, Krishna or Buddha, before atheism raised them one with no god at all, before people had gotten around to doing pretty much anything, some enterprising, thoroughly inspired soul invented beer.

Once upon a time, well before cans, bottles or kegs, before micro and macro, before Jesus, Jahweh, Mohammed, Krishna or Buddha, before atheism raised them one with no god at all, before people had gotten around to doing pretty much anything, some enterprising, thoroughly inspired soul invented beer.

Local chefs for local farms

Calling all foodies! On Sunday, September 26, PCC Farmland Trust will hold its third “Local Chefs for Local Farms” event at Café Juanita in Kirkland. In a separate event, tour Orting Valley Farms at Pierce County HarvestFest.

Calling all foodies! On Sunday, September 26, PCC Farmland Trust will hold its third “Local Chefs for Local Farms” event at Café Juanita in Kirkland. In a separate event, tour Orting Valley Farms at Pierce County HarvestFest.

Letters to the editor

Customer service · Giving thanks · Baked goods “too sweet” · Real Change vendor memorialized · Hydrate for health · Palm oil · Bee therapy · What vegetables are GE?

Customer service · Giving thanks · Baked goods “too sweet” · Real Change vendor memorialized · Hydrate for health · Palm oil · Bee therapy · What vegetables are GE?

News bites

Raw almond ruling · Grass-fed milk · Calcium supplement heart risk? · USDA olive oil standards · OTA challenges dietary guidelines · Food companies promise to cut calories · Bayer liable for GE contamination · Chile publicizes GE farmers · Court stops GE sugar beets · Washington bans methyl iodide

Raw almond ruling · Grass-fed milk · Calcium supplement heart risk? · USDA olive oil standards · OTA challenges dietary guidelines · Food companies promise to cut calories · Bayer liable for GE contamination · Chile publicizes GE farmers · Court stops GE sugar beets · Washington bans methyl iodide

Your co-op

Fall member meeting · Upcoming Talk to the Board opportunities · Board report · Next board meeting · Board retreat

Fall member meeting · Upcoming Talk to the Board opportunities · Board report · Next board meeting · Board retreat