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Sound Consumer, October 2012

Labor shortages growing problem

Stricter immigration enforcement, an ineffective guestworker program, and lack of national immigration reform are to blame for shrinking the number of available farmworkers.

Stricter immigration enforcement, an ineffective guestworker program, and lack of national immigration reform are to blame for shrinking the number of available farmworkers.

Brilliant fall apples

It’s always hard to say goodbye to the luscious berries, cherries and peaches of summer, but true fruit-lovers take heart in one of the jewels of autumn: the lovely apple.

It’s always hard to say goodbye to the luscious berries, cherries and peaches of summer, but true fruit-lovers take heart in one of the jewels of autumn: the lovely apple.

Savory ways with apples

Pie, crisp, crumble …. everyone has a favorite dessert recipe for apples. But why save fall’s favorite fruit for the end of the meal?

Pie, crisp, crumble …. everyone has a favorite dessert recipe for apples. But why save fall’s favorite fruit for the end of the meal?

Sweet cooperation: chocolate from farmer-owned co-ops

Chocolate’s good for the heart, skin and even mood — and here’s yet another reason to indulge: eating chocolate from responsible companies can support farmers in developing countries around the world.

Chocolate’s good for the heart, skin and even mood — and here’s yet another reason to indulge: eating chocolate from responsible companies can support farmers in developing countries around the world.

Letters to the editor

Labeling GMO initiative · Titanium dioxide? · Carrageenan? · Butter-flavored v. real butter · Sugar in deli foods · Gelato ingredients?

Labeling GMO initiative · Titanium dioxide? · Carrageenan? · Butter-flavored v. real butter · Sugar in deli foods · Gelato ingredients?

News bites

Washington crop circles · Cattle for climate change? · Honey theft · Bhutan’s organic pledge · Cities tapping aquifers · 2,4-D soy · GMOs killing butterflies? · Walnuts boost semen quality · Alaska salmon drops MSC · Regulating factory farm pollution? · Trans fats and aggression · Occupy Monsanto

Washington crop circles · Cattle for climate change? · Honey theft · Bhutan’s organic pledge · Cities tapping aquifers · 2,4-D soy · GMOs killing butterflies? · Walnuts boost semen quality · Alaska salmon drops MSC · Regulating factory farm pollution? · Trans fats and aggression · Occupy Monsanto

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn how the national drought is affecting cattle farmers and Washington’s apple industry, and why Alaskan Coho salmon had a disappointing summer.

Learn how the national drought is affecting cattle farmers and Washington’s apple industry, and why Alaskan Coho salmon had a disappointing summer.

Sound Consumer, October 2012