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Sound Consumer, September 2011

Organic Seed: A resource at risk?

While we may not think about seed when eating breakfast or helping our children into their cotton pajamas at night, seed is the foundational step in feeding and clothing ourselves.

While we may not think about seed when eating breakfast or helping our children into their cotton pajamas at night, seed is the foundational step in feeding and clothing ourselves.

Cage-free egg update

Initiative 1130 for cage-free eggs in Washington state will not be on the November ballot after all.

Initiative 1130 for cage-free eggs in Washington state will not be on the November ballot after all.

The University of Washington Farm

University farms have been around since the turn of the century. The University of Washington (UW) hosts a student farm these days, but it doesn’t look like a typical plot of row crops.

University farms have been around since the turn of the century. The University of Washington (UW) hosts a student farm these days, but it doesn’t look like a typical plot of row crops.

Butter is back

Overshadowed by olive oil and other fats for decades, butter’s making a comeback. In 2005, for the first time since 1957, Americans ate more butter than margarine.

Overshadowed by olive oil and other fats for decades, butter’s making a comeback. In 2005, for the first time since 1957, Americans ate more butter than margarine.

Sweet September corn

Fresh corn is such a simple late-summer pleasure. Its milky creaminess captures the essence of the season and needs no more adornment than a rub of butter. If you’re feeling adventurous, however, the following recipes offer fun twists to use this sweetest of seasonal vegetables.

Fresh corn is such a simple late-summer pleasure. Its milky creaminess captures the essence of the season and needs no more adornment than a rub of butter. If you’re feeling adventurous, however, the following recipes offer fun twists to use this sweetest of seasonal vegetables.

Celebrate organic!

Join our first “Celebrate organic!” tour of farms in the Snoqualmie Valley, a beautiful and unspoiled agricultural region in the shadow of metropolitan Seattle.

Join our first “Celebrate organic!” tour of farms in the Snoqualmie Valley, a beautiful and unspoiled agricultural region in the shadow of metropolitan Seattle.

Letters to the editor

Farming and family values · GMOs in non-organic corn? · From Facebook · Avoiding soy protein isolate · Chemically treated fish · 7th Generation, Teach for America · Nitrates in organic hot dogs · A cure for Crohn’s disease

Farming and family values · GMOs in non-organic corn? · From Facebook · Avoiding soy protein isolate · Chemically treated fish · 7th Generation, Teach for America · Nitrates in organic hot dogs · A cure for Crohn’s disease

News bites

“Natural” isn’t natural · Organic vs. no-till · Farm-to-School ends · Climate chaos losses · Chemical trespass · Metal bottles with BPA · Nonstick cookware and ADHD · Ending ethanol subsidies? · Downer hogs · GE rice settlement · GE labels worldwide · GE costs

“Natural” isn’t natural · Organic vs. no-till · Farm-to-School ends · Climate chaos losses · Chemical trespass · Metal bottles with BPA · Nonstick cookware and ADHD · Ending ethanol subsidies? · Downer hogs · GE rice settlement · GE labels worldwide · GE costs

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

This month reporting on apples, nectarines, Washington peach producers, the organic grape crop, Reed avocados, wild mushrooms, sweet corn and peas, stone fruits, nuts, honeybee losses and the sustainability of yellowfin tuna.

This month reporting on apples, nectarines, Washington peach producers, the organic grape crop, Reed avocados, wild mushrooms, sweet corn and peas, stone fruits, nuts, honeybee losses and the sustainability of yellowfin tuna.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Fall member meeting · Goldie Caughlan retires · Board report · Next board meeting · Board recruitment begins

Fall member meeting · Goldie Caughlan retires · Board report · Next board meeting · Board recruitment begins

Sound Consumer, September 2011