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Sound Consumer, October 2010

The truth about fats

We’ve survived the era of low-fat diets and learned about the health problems they create, but the media still attempts to guide our thinking that fats can make us fat and cholesterol causes heart disease. The truth is that fats play an important role in our body’s health and some of them can even help us lose weight.

We’ve survived the era of low-fat diets and learned about the health problems they create, but the media still attempts to guide our thinking that fats can make us fat and cholesterol causes heart disease. The truth is that fats play an important role in our body’s health and some of them can even help us lose weight.

PCC partners with the Non-GMO Project

We know how passionate you are about avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your food. It’s why PCC is supporting the Non-GMO Project. You’ll begin to notice signs in our stores identifying products as “Non-GMO Project Enrolled” or “Non-GMO Project Verified.”

We know how passionate you are about avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your food. It’s why PCC is supporting the Non-GMO Project. You’ll begin to notice signs in our stores identifying products as “Non-GMO Project Enrolled” or “Non-GMO Project Verified.”

Tieton Farm and Creamery

The sheep and goats watch Ruth Babcock’s every move as she strides through their pen, stooping to pet a ewe or shoo away an overly curious kid. They know their favorite moment is almost here: when she lifts their enclosure and frees them to surge toward lush, fresh pasture for grazing.

The sheep and goats watch Ruth Babcock’s every move as she strides through their pen, stooping to pet a ewe or shoo away an overly curious kid. They know their favorite moment is almost here: when she lifts their enclosure and frees them to surge toward lush, fresh pasture for grazing.

Recipes from the October issue

Pumpkin with panache: Brilliantly orange, pumpkin is nature’s antidote to our misty, gray Northwest fall. It’s a shame to limit its great flavor to pie alone.
Kaddu Subzi (Cumin and fennel-spiced pumpkin or butternut squash) ·
Curried Pumpkin Stew ·
Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin with panache: Brilliantly orange, pumpkin is nature’s antidote to our misty, gray Northwest fall. It’s a shame to limit its great flavor to pie alone.
Kaddu Subzi (Cumin and fennel-spiced pumpkin or butternut squash) ·
Curried Pumpkin Stew ·
Pumpkin Mousse

The pursuit of good food — and a strong 2012 farm bill

But mostly, I turn off the 24/7 approach to news and concentrate on thinking of the “other” unnatural disasters, those which absolutely can be foreseen, and lessened — or avoided altogether. The extent to which they are “under our control,” however, ultimately is up to us and how we decide to proceed to eliminate them.

But mostly, I turn off the 24/7 approach to news and concentrate on thinking of the “other” unnatural disasters, those which absolutely can be foreseen, and lessened — or avoided altogether. The extent to which they are “under our control,” however, ultimately is up to us and how we decide to proceed to eliminate them.

Notes from the Cellar

Ah, hello again, already. It seems as if you never really left. You tried to slip in, barefoot, through the back door, but a few times around the block have made me wise to that game. I knew you were right around the corner.

Ah, hello again, already. It seems as if you never really left. You tried to slip in, barefoot, through the back door, but a few times around the block have made me wise to that game. I knew you were right around the corner.

Farmland Trust to join global Slow Food community in Italy

This October, Terra Madre, a project of Slow Food International, will bring together more than 5,000 representatives of the global Slow Food movement for the annual 5-day meeting which will be held in Turin, Italy. PCC Farmland Trust has been chosen this year as delegates to attend the 2010 meeting.

This October, Terra Madre, a project of Slow Food International, will bring together more than 5,000 representatives of the global Slow Food movement for the annual 5-day meeting which will be held in Turin, Italy. PCC Farmland Trust has been chosen this year as delegates to attend the 2010 meeting.

Letters to the editor

Organic CAN feed the world · High fructose corn syrup · The flavor industry · Grass-fed for omega-3 fats · Apitherapy · No Golden raisins · Roundup saving urban forests? · BPA in receipt paper

Organic CAN feed the world · High fructose corn syrup · The flavor industry · Grass-fed for omega-3 fats · Apitherapy · No Golden raisins · Roundup saving urban forests? · BPA in receipt paper

News bites

Organic strawberries more nutritious · Regulations to stop “greenwashing”? · Chicken limit increased · GE canola · Cancer feeds on fructose · Pesticide exposure database · Fluoride and pregnancy · Beetle threatens coffee crop · GE salmon approval? · Tractor sales up

Organic strawberries more nutritious · Regulations to stop “greenwashing”? · Chicken limit increased · GE canola · Cancer feeds on fructose · Pesticide exposure database · Fluoride and pregnancy · Beetle threatens coffee crop · GE salmon approval? · Tractor sales up

Your co-op

Fall member meeting · Edmonds PCC Salmon Safe Certified · Public policy update · Board report · Next board meeting · Upcoming Talk to the Board

Fall member meeting · Edmonds PCC Salmon Safe Certified · Public policy update · Board report · Next board meeting · Upcoming Talk to the Board