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Sound Consumer, April 2012

Washington shellfish initiative: Is it sustainable?

When Governor Chris Gregoire announced a $4.5 million state-federal initiative to boost shellfish production in Puget Sound and clean up the environment last December, it was met with both praise and criticism.

When Governor Chris Gregoire announced a $4.5 million state-federal initiative to boost shellfish production in Puget Sound and clean up the environment last December, it was met with both praise and criticism.

Cracks in egg deal?

A deal between the commercial egg industry and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is facing resistance in Congress. The chair of the House Agriculture Committee says he won’t allow a hearing for a bill that would double the living space required for egg-laying hens.

A deal between the commercial egg industry and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is facing resistance in Congress. The chair of the House Agriculture Committee says he won’t allow a hearing for a bill that would double the living space required for egg-laying hens.

Honeybee disaster

A Purdue University study indicates pesticides are one cause of Colony Collapse Disorder among honeybees. Some say the study suggests pesticides called neonicotinoids may even be the major or precipitating cause — with mites and other problems the final blow.

A Purdue University study indicates pesticides are one cause of Colony Collapse Disorder among honeybees. Some say the study suggests pesticides called neonicotinoids may even be the major or precipitating cause — with mites and other problems the final blow.

Farm tour in the Walla Walla Valley

Join us on Saturday, May 12 for an educational tour of two Walla Walla farms and meet three farmers who have decided to modify their business practices and make a commitment to farming their land sustainably.

Join us on Saturday, May 12 for an educational tour of two Walla Walla farms and meet three farmers who have decided to modify their business practices and make a commitment to farming their land sustainably.

Bread alone

“How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” wondered the famous chef Julia Child. We couldn’t agree more and, judging from our bread aisle, we’ve got nothing to worry about in our little corner of the country. Read about PCC staff favorites — all organic — from hearty whole-grain to classic sourdough.

“How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” wondered the famous chef Julia Child. We couldn’t agree more and, judging from our bread aisle, we’ve got nothing to worry about in our little corner of the country. Read about PCC staff favorites — all organic — from hearty whole-grain to classic sourdough.

Sandwiches: thinking outside the lunchbox

Is there a person on the planet who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Simple or fancy, elegant or down-home, there are few foods as satisfying as a slice or two of your favorite bread topped with … well, just about anything!

Is there a person on the planet who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Simple or fancy, elegant or down-home, there are few foods as satisfying as a slice or two of your favorite bread topped with … well, just about anything!

Letters to the editor

Biosolids as “fertilizer” · Arsenic in rice products · Paleolithic diets · Encouraging junk food? · Tilapia in milk

Biosolids as “fertilizer” · Arsenic in rice products · Paleolithic diets · Encouraging junk food? · Tilapia in milk

News bites

Edible forest · Chick hatcheries booming · Imported shrimp · Pecan thieves · Wild salmon not holding up · Pastured chicken v. organic? · GE corn loses edge on pests · Caramel color cancer warning? · Pasteurized almonds · Salt/potassium balance

Edible forest · Chick hatcheries booming · Imported shrimp · Pecan thieves · Wild salmon not holding up · Pastured chicken v. organic? · GE corn loses edge on pests · Caramel color cancer warning? · Pasteurized almonds · Salt/potassium balance

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Read producer reports about Washington apples, organic Haas avocados, exports of beef, pork and lamb, Pacific halibut prices, Rainbow trout production and Idaho caviar.

Read producer reports about Washington apples, organic Haas avocados, exports of beef, pork and lamb, Pacific halibut prices, Rainbow trout production and Idaho caviar.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Notice of annual membership meeting · 2012 PCC election · 2012 PCC election: correction · Meet the candidates · Board meeting report

Notice of annual membership meeting · 2012 PCC election · 2012 PCC election: correction · Meet the candidates · Board meeting report

Sound Consumer, April 2012