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Sound Consumer, December 2012

Thank you, I-522 supporters

With the vote on California’s Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods behind us, we in Washington are in the homestretch of our signature gathering to present I-522 to the legislature in January.

With the vote on California’s Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods behind us, we in Washington are in the homestretch of our signature gathering to present I-522 to the legislature in January.

Alternative flours for holiday baking

Most recipes for holiday baked goods call for plain, white flour. But we encourage you to experiment with PCC’s vast selection of alternative flours — in packages or in bulk, many gluten-free.

Most recipes for holiday baked goods call for plain, white flour. But we encourage you to experiment with PCC’s vast selection of alternative flours — in packages or in bulk, many gluten-free.

Holiday baking with alternative flours

Do you have a favorite, traditional holiday sweet? Try substituting a bit of amaranth flour or coconut flour for a little of the white, all-purpose stuff. It will add flavor and texture, not to mention some nutrients.

Do you have a favorite, traditional holiday sweet? Try substituting a bit of amaranth flour or coconut flour for a little of the white, all-purpose stuff. It will add flavor and texture, not to mention some nutrients.

Year-end giving

Consider donating to the PCC Food Bank Program and the PCC Farmland Trust for their worthy efforts.

Consider donating to the PCC Food Bank Program and the PCC Farmland Trust for their worthy efforts.

Measuring success

Read about how a land trust measure success – with the most visible yardstick being acres preserved and, by that measure, PCC Farmland Trust has had a banner year.

Read about how a land trust measure success – with the most visible yardstick being acres preserved and, by that measure, PCC Farmland Trust has had a banner year.

Letters to the editor

Can America go organic? · GMO labeling initiatives · Post signage by GMO foods? · Labeling · Hybrids increased gluten? · Whole-grain bread

Can America go organic? · GMO labeling initiatives · Post signage by GMO foods? · Labeling · Hybrids increased gluten? · Whole-grain bread

News bites

Eat chocolate, be smart? · Americans eat weight in GE food · Grass-fed and finished growing · Bacon prices going up · More GMO wheat trials · Washington dairies’ water pollution · Monsanto v. farmer in Supreme Court · Report: pesticides blamed for illness · West Coast tuna radiation · Red wine good for stomach? · Obese kids’ taste buds less sensitive

Eat chocolate, be smart? · Americans eat weight in GE food · Grass-fed and finished growing · Bacon prices going up · More GMO wheat trials · Washington dairies’ water pollution · Monsanto v. farmer in Supreme Court · Report: pesticides blamed for illness · West Coast tuna radiation · Red wine good for stomach? · Obese kids’ taste buds less sensitive

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn how labor shortage affected Washington’s apple crop, and why it was a bad season for Northwest wild mushrooms. Also: why are popcorn prices rising while the growth of meat consumption slows?

Learn how labor shortage affected Washington’s apple crop, and why it was a bad season for Northwest wild mushrooms. Also: why are popcorn prices rising while the growth of meat consumption slows?

PCC Board of Trustees report

Celebrating National Co-op Month and the International Year of the Co-op · Board report · Board meeting · New outreach event

Celebrating National Co-op Month and the International Year of the Co-op · Board report · Board meeting · New outreach event

Sound Consumer, December 2012