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Sound Consumer, May 2011

Mushroom magic

What if the solutions to cleaning up the most daunting 21st century disasters — such as oil spills and radioactivity from nuclear reactors — involved mushrooms?

What if the solutions to cleaning up the most daunting 21st century disasters — such as oil spills and radioactivity from nuclear reactors — involved mushrooms?

Healthy Kids initiative

PCC has launched a new initiative, PCC Healthy Kids, to reach out to kids, parents, schools and our community through a variety of programs and partnerships that focus on nutrition and fitness.

PCC has launched a new initiative, PCC Healthy Kids, to reach out to kids, parents, schools and our community through a variety of programs and partnerships that focus on nutrition and fitness.

Sno-Valley Tilth nurtures new farmers

We can increase the supply of local, organic produce by increasing the number of local farms. The organization of organic farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley — Sno-Valley Tilth (SVT) — is doing this through its Mentoring Program.

We can increase the supply of local, organic produce by increasing the number of local farms. The organization of organic farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley — Sno-Valley Tilth (SVT) — is doing this through its Mentoring Program.

Synthetic DHA and ARA in organics?

The Handling Committee proposed recently to allow any synthetic additives in organic products without review as long as they qualify as “nutrients.” It’s shocking that anyone on the NOSB even would consider allowing synthetic additives without review.

The Handling Committee proposed recently to allow any synthetic additives in organic products without review as long as they qualify as “nutrients.” It’s shocking that anyone on the NOSB even would consider allowing synthetic additives without review.

Whipped cream

Here’s a roundup of the whipping creams you’ll find at PCC, with details about what makes each of them stand out.

Here’s a roundup of the whipping creams you’ll find at PCC, with details about what makes each of them stand out.

Strawberries, pure and simple

Sure, they’re great in a crisp or crumble, or atop a tart, but we think you’ll agree — strawberries are best alone.

Sure, they’re great in a crisp or crumble, or atop a tart, but we think you’ll agree — strawberries are best alone.

Notes from the Cellar

Late morning in the Languedoc’s rugged hills just outside St. Chinian, the growing warmth of a late summer day chases traces of the previous night’s chill. Nadia and the vendangeurs race the sun to pick the remainder of the vineyard.

Late morning in the Languedoc’s rugged hills just outside St. Chinian, the growing warmth of a late summer day chases traces of the previous night’s chill. Nadia and the vendangeurs race the sun to pick the remainder of the vineyard.

Delta Farm tour: home of Nash’s Organic Produce

On May 14 we’ll be out on the Olympic Peninsula to tour Delta Farm, home to Nash’s Organic Produce and the first farm saved by PCC Farmland Trust. Register now for the tour — a wonderful way to welcome spring and learn from farmer Nash Huber.

On May 14 we’ll be out on the Olympic Peninsula to tour Delta Farm, home to Nash’s Organic Produce and the first farm saved by PCC Farmland Trust. Register now for the tour — a wonderful way to welcome spring and learn from farmer Nash Huber.

Letters to the editor

DHA and ARA added to organics? · Understanding organic · Label GMO and CAFO products · Chinese imports · Styrofoam trays · Plastic in sushi? · Plastic produce bags · Wheat-free, Low-fat muffins

DHA and ARA added to organics? · Understanding organic · Label GMO and CAFO products · Chinese imports · Styrofoam trays · Plastic in sushi? · Plastic produce bags · Wheat-free, Low-fat muffins

News bites

Apple growers oppose GE · GE alfalfa back in court · Waxed apple ban · Apples to Egypt · Radioactive food · Infant advisories · Diet better than drugs for ADHD? · Climate chaos hurts coffee · Quinoa’s popularity takes toll · Organic agents decertified · WikiLeaks exposes GMO pressure

Apple growers oppose GE · GE alfalfa back in court · Waxed apple ban · Apples to Egypt · Radioactive food · Infant advisories · Diet better than drugs for ADHD? · Climate chaos hurts coffee · Quinoa’s popularity takes toll · Organic agents decertified · WikiLeaks exposes GMO pressure

Your co-op

Vote now! PCC Board election runs April 26 — May 19 · 2011 ballot count meeting · Board report · Annual meeting report

Vote now! PCC Board election runs April 26 — May 19 · 2011 ballot count meeting · Board report · Annual meeting report

Sound Consumer, May 2011