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Sound Consumer, November 2010

The joy of vegetables

I’m a home gardener and nutrition educator, and for nearly four decades have pushed the pleasures and health pluses gained from everyday feasting on seasonal vegetables, fruits and nuts. Plant-based foods are special — literally alive with palate-pleasing textures, flavors and innumerable health-supporting nutrients.

Includes special holiday recipes from PCC Cooks instructors and friends.

I’m a home gardener and nutrition educator, and for nearly four decades have pushed the pleasures and health pluses gained from everyday feasting on seasonal vegetables, fruits and nuts. Plant-based foods are special — literally alive with palate-pleasing textures, flavors and innumerable health-supporting nutrients.

Includes special holiday recipes from PCC Cooks instructors and friends.

Feeling full without being stuffed

The holidays are a time to enjoy delicious meals with friends and family, and from Thanksgiving dinner to office Christmas parties, there are plenty of occasions to indulge. By eating sensible portions, it’s possible to enjoy all your seasonal favorites.

The holidays are a time to enjoy delicious meals with friends and family, and from Thanksgiving dinner to office Christmas parties, there are plenty of occasions to indulge. By eating sensible portions, it’s possible to enjoy all your seasonal favorites.

PCC’s first bagging contest

Anyone who ever has found something crushed at the bottom of their grocery bag knows the importance of thoughtful bagging. Bagging groceries carefully and quickly is so important to us at PCC that we’ve added a friendly competition to highlight its value.

Anyone who ever has found something crushed at the bottom of their grocery bag knows the importance of thoughtful bagging. Bagging groceries carefully and quickly is so important to us at PCC that we’ve added a friendly competition to highlight its value.

A month without Monsanto: my GM-free experiment

While procrastinating on Facebook, I followed a link to an article reporting evidence that there may be health effects associated with consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn. Clicking on that link was one of those moments on which I look back and laugh. I had no idea how my life was about to change.

While procrastinating on Facebook, I followed a link to an article reporting evidence that there may be health effects associated with consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn. Clicking on that link was one of those moments on which I look back and laugh. I had no idea how my life was about to change.

Notes from the Cellar

Recently I read an article in “The New York Times” that chronicled the adventures of five eminent neuroscientists who spent a week “off the grid” in southern Utah — no laptops, no cellphones, just camping gear and a guide.

Recently I read an article in “The New York Times” that chronicled the adventures of five eminent neuroscientists who spent a week “off the grid” in southern Utah — no laptops, no cellphones, just camping gear and a guide.

Edible and in-the-dirt gift experiences

What do you give your favorite foodie who doesn’t want more stuff but savors the tangible experience of local, organic food and the people behind it? Introduce them to the farmers and chefs working with PCC Farmland Trust to save local, organic farmland forever!

What do you give your favorite foodie who doesn’t want more stuff but savors the tangible experience of local, organic food and the people behind it? Introduce them to the farmers and chefs working with PCC Farmland Trust to save local, organic farmland forever!

Letters to the editor

Corn Refiners Association · PCC Advocates · Truth about fats · BPA in receipt tapes · Alternatives to Roundup® · Avoiding palm oil

Corn Refiners Association · PCC Advocates · Truth about fats · BPA in receipt tapes · Alternatives to Roundup® · Avoiding palm oil

News bites

rBGH-free dairy labels · Potato-size me · Americans shun agriculture jobs · Atkins diet tested · Doctors lack nutrition training · POM sued for false claims · Monsanto hired Blackwater · Roundup causes birth defects · Eat more fruits and vegetables · Fish farm fined · Pesticides cause thyroid disease?

rBGH-free dairy labels · Potato-size me · Americans shun agriculture jobs · Atkins diet tested · Doctors lack nutrition training · POM sued for false claims · Monsanto hired Blackwater · Roundup causes birth defects · Eat more fruits and vegetables · Fish farm fined · Pesticides cause thyroid disease?

Your co-op

Board report · Board meeting · Nominating committee completing work · Ends Policies monitoring overview · Ends-B: PCC membership is a respected and valued choice. · Member bonus discounts

Board report · Board meeting · Nominating committee completing work · Ends Policies monitoring overview · Ends-B: PCC membership is a respected and valued choice. · Member bonus discounts