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Sound Consumer, June 2011

Bananas at risk

Like so many Americans, I am a banana junkie. Almost every morning, I pull out the Vitamix blender and make a smoothie, always with at least a couple of bananas along with other scrumptious fruits. I buy two or three bunches of bananas a week.

Like so many Americans, I am a banana junkie. Almost every morning, I pull out the Vitamix blender and make a smoothie, always with at least a couple of bananas along with other scrumptious fruits. I buy two or three bunches of bananas a week.

Organic standards for animal welfare and additives?

A string of staff and board trustees testifying before the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) represented PCC Natural Markets’ bench strength, passion and knowledge at the first NOSB meeting ever in Seattle.

A string of staff and board trustees testifying before the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) represented PCC Natural Markets’ bench strength, passion and knowledge at the first NOSB meeting ever in Seattle.

Foraging in our own backyard

Students from the Edible Campus Project at the University of Washington are identifying and mapping edible plants on the UW campus. They’ve divided the campus into quadrants and plan to have a foraging guide available to the public.

Students from the Edible Campus Project at the University of Washington are identifying and mapping edible plants on the UW campus. They’ve divided the campus into quadrants and plan to have a foraging guide available to the public.

Exploring the aisles: Extra-virgin olive oil

Olive oils, like wine or coffee, have complex tastes and textures that reflect the type of olives, where they’re grown, and the care with which they’re pressed. Here are some you’ll find in our stores, along with tips, terms and information.

Olive oils, like wine or coffee, have complex tastes and textures that reflect the type of olives, where they’re grown, and the care with which they’re pressed. Here are some you’ll find in our stores, along with tips, terms and information.

Favorite summer potato salads

Perfect for picnics and backyard barbeques, is there a summer side dish more beloved than potato salad?

Perfect for picnics and backyard barbeques, is there a summer side dish more beloved than potato salad?

A humble tuber

On a March evening, in a warm and cozy bungalow In Wallingford, we sat around tables showcasing the remnants of a spring meal well and thoroughly enjoyed. Of particular note was the first dish: a spectacular creamy sunchoke soup, carefully poured from small pitchers into beautiful bowls waiting in front of us.

On a March evening, in a warm and cozy bungalow In Wallingford, we sat around tables showcasing the remnants of a spring meal well and thoroughly enjoyed. Of particular note was the first dish: a spectacular creamy sunchoke soup, carefully poured from small pitchers into beautiful bowls waiting in front of us.

Letters to the editor

Feasting on fiddlehead ferns · Inclusive community · Produce from Mexico · More organic potato chips? · Organic nuts · Diabetic shopping? · Phytic acid and whole grains · Bottled water

Feasting on fiddlehead ferns · Inclusive community · Produce from Mexico · More organic potato chips? · Organic nuts · Diabetic shopping? · Phytic acid and whole grains · Bottled water

News bites

Organic growth · Washington organics decline · Food sovereignty · Kids prefer packages with cartoons · Saving old growth forests · Entombed pollen · Fish stocks recovering? · Human slavery in Yakima Valley? · Manure discharges continue · EU approves low-level GE In feed · USDA to outsource biotech studies

Organic growth · Washington organics decline · Food sovereignty · Kids prefer packages with cartoons · Saving old growth forests · Entombed pollen · Fish stocks recovering? · Human slavery in Yakima Valley? · Manure discharges continue · EU approves low-level GE In feed · USDA to outsource biotech studies

PCC Board of Trustees report

Annual member meeting recap · Election results · Board meetings

Annual member meeting recap · Election results · Board meetings

Sound Consumer, June 2011