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Sound Consumer, July 2011

PCC Farmland Trust saves ninth farm

PCC Farmland Trust is saving another farm. But this latest project is different than some of our past work. This is a tale of continuity, on a larger scale, and with timely regional and political relevance.

PCC Farmland Trust is saving another farm. But this latest project is different than some of our past work. This is a tale of continuity, on a larger scale, and with timely regional and political relevance.

Initiative 1130: cage-free eggs

Dozens of you have volunteered to gather signatures for Initiative 1130, a proposal for the November ballot to ensure all egg-laying chickens in the state are not kept confined in cages.

Dozens of you have volunteered to gather signatures for Initiative 1130, a proposal for the November ballot to ensure all egg-laying chickens in the state are not kept confined in cages.

The shopper’s guide to pesticides

Read how chemical farming interests are trying to restrict the public’s access to information about pesticides in fruits and vegetables in the July 2011 issue of PCC’s Sound Consumer.

Read how chemical farming interests are trying to restrict the public’s access to information about pesticides in fruits and vegetables in the July 2011 issue of PCC’s Sound Consumer.

Yogurt — delicious, light, versatile

Summer calls for light foods that are easy to prepare and eat — and yogurt‘s just right. Rich in protein and calcium, and topped with fruit and nuts, it makes for a nutritious breakfast or snack.

Summer calls for light foods that are easy to prepare and eat — and yogurt‘s just right. Rich in protein and calcium, and topped with fruit and nuts, it makes for a nutritious breakfast or snack.

Duck Eggs — all they’re cracked up to be

Ask someone why they enjoy duck eggs and you’ll likely hear how rich they are compared to chicken eggs. They boast a proportionally larger yolk than a chicken egg, with a slightly higher fat content.

Ask someone why they enjoy duck eggs and you’ll likely hear how rich they are compared to chicken eggs. They boast a proportionally larger yolk than a chicken egg, with a slightly higher fat content.

Make your own popsicles

There’s nothing better than an icy treat on a warm summer day, and while you’ll find plenty in our freezer case, popsicles are as easy as can be to make at home.

There’s nothing better than an icy treat on a warm summer day, and while you’ll find plenty in our freezer case, popsicles are as easy as can be to make at home.

Letters to the editor

Non-GMO label claims · Natural beef · Radioactive food? · Plastic contact with organic · Foam trays, plastic in sushi · Organic honey, local honey · Washington raw almonds · Solar roofs?

Non-GMO label claims · Natural beef · Radioactive food? · Plastic contact with organic · Foam trays, plastic in sushi · Organic honey, local honey · Washington raw almonds · Solar roofs?

News bites

Homemade direct sales · Organic chickens cleaner · Farming vs. foraging · Eco-farming can double production · Gardens in Africa · Topsoil going, going · Exploding watermelons · Roundup ban · Mislabeled fish · Drought tolerant corn · GE toxins in human blood · Marketing to kids

Homemade direct sales · Organic chickens cleaner · Farming vs. foraging · Eco-farming can double production · Gardens in Africa · Topsoil going, going · Exploding watermelons · Roundup ban · Mislabeled fish · Drought tolerant corn · GE toxins in human blood · Marketing to kids

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

This month we’ll enjoy the first local, organic Lapin cherries, blueberries and leaf lettuce of the season. Local strawberries and raspberries are later than usual but arriving this month! Here’s other news from our farmers, ranchers and fishermen.

This month we’ll enjoy the first local, organic Lapin cherries, blueberries and leaf lettuce of the season. Local strawberries and raspberries are later than usual but arriving this month! Here’s other news from our farmers, ranchers and fishermen.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Welcome the new board of trustees, PCC election results · Hofford retires from board · Board meeting report

Welcome the new board of trustees, PCC election results · Hofford retires from board · Board meeting report

Sound Consumer, July 2011