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Sound Consumer, March 2011

Rethinking breakfast conventions

America may be a hotbed of innovation where imagination has no limit — but you wouldn’t know it by looking at our breakfast plates. Ask most Americans what they eat in the mornings and you’re likely to hear a rather uninspired list.

America may be a hotbed of innovation where imagination has no limit — but you wouldn’t know it by looking at our breakfast plates. Ask most Americans what they eat in the mornings and you’re likely to hear a rather uninspired list.

PCC pledges to be Non-GMO

The Center for Food Safety is back in court, defending the farmer’s right to choose what to grow, and the consumer’s right to choose what to eat. It is appealing the government’s approval of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa and sugar beets. We’re signed on as a friend of the court in the sugar beet case, and we’re implementing a policy to support the consumer’s right to an informed choice in our stores.

The Center for Food Safety is back in court, defending the farmer’s right to choose what to grow, and the consumer’s right to choose what to eat. It is appealing the government’s approval of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa and sugar beets. We’re signed on as a friend of the court in the sugar beet case, and we’re implementing a policy to support the consumer’s right to an informed choice in our stores.

What’s on the agenda for the NOSB meeting in Seattle?

Are you planning to attend the meetings of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) next month in Seattle? Do you have something you’d like the national organic standards to address, something the NOSB should hear?

Are you planning to attend the meetings of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) next month in Seattle? Do you have something you’d like the national organic standards to address, something the NOSB should hear?

Diet is a national security issue

With March designated Nutrition Month by the American Dietetic Association, it’s a good cue to bring up the intertwined problems of how we as a nation are (or are not) addressing childhood hunger and its closely related counterpoints: overeating, under-nourishment and obesity.

With March designated Nutrition Month by the American Dietetic Association, it’s a good cue to bring up the intertwined problems of how we as a nation are (or are not) addressing childhood hunger and its closely related counterpoints: overeating, under-nourishment and obesity.

Mouthwatering miso

Salty-sweet and deliciously savory, miso is a flavorful paste made of fermented soybeans and grain, such as rice or barley. It traditionally is used in Japanese cooking but also can add a twist to many non-Asian soups, dips, marinades and more.

Salty-sweet and deliciously savory, miso is a flavorful paste made of fermented soybeans and grain, such as rice or barley. It traditionally is used in Japanese cooking but also can add a twist to many non-Asian soups, dips, marinades and more.

Notes from the Cellar

Truly good things never go out of style, but neither do they lend themselves to easy description. “Bigger,” “better,” “colossal” or “pushing the envelope” fall sadly short of capturing real character and quality. Hence, attempting to draw a picture of Kay Simon and Clay Mackey at Chinook Wines isn’t an easy task.

Truly good things never go out of style, but neither do they lend themselves to easy description. “Bigger,” “better,” “colossal” or “pushing the envelope” fall sadly short of capturing real character and quality. Hence, attempting to draw a picture of Kay Simon and Clay Mackey at Chinook Wines isn’t an easy task.

Basic necessities for farming: soil, water and equipment

We recently evaluated a gorgeous piece of property with prime agricultural soils in the Puget Sound region owned by an elderly couple. The property has not been farmed for over 40 years and although it has many good attributes — including a willing seller and great soil — it lacks some basic necessities for farming: water rights and farming infrastructure.

We recently evaluated a gorgeous piece of property with prime agricultural soils in the Puget Sound region owned by an elderly couple. The property has not been farmed for over 40 years and although it has many good attributes — including a willing seller and great soil — it lacks some basic necessities for farming: water rights and farming infrastructure.

Letters to the editor

GE alfalfa, GE sugar beets · Special deli order · Pesticide drift · Bisphenol A · Food safety · Muffin recipe wanted

GE alfalfa, GE sugar beets · Special deli order · Pesticide drift · Bisphenol A · Food safety · Muffin recipe wanted

News bites

Universal obesity? · Pesticide liability · True Source Honey · USDA Certified Biobased · Sustainability a bad word? · Organic milk healthier · GOP drops “organic” · Farmer loses to Tyson · Strawberry pesticide challenged · Government hides GMO spread · Starlink in tacos · Taco Bell sued for “beef”

Universal obesity? · Pesticide liability · True Source Honey · USDA Certified Biobased · Sustainability a bad word? · Organic milk healthier · GOP drops “organic” · Farmer loses to Tyson · Strawberry pesticide challenged · Government hides GMO spread · Starlink in tacos · Taco Bell sued for “beef”

Your co-op

Notice of annual membership meeting · 2011 election · Board report

Notice of annual membership meeting · 2011 election · Board report

Sound Consumer, March 2011