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Sound Consumer, February 2014

Shampoo choices

Even the most dedicated food purist may ignore what is in shampoo if it makes hair look fabulous and smell like the commercials advertise. But you don’t have to choose between bouncy curls and harmful ingredients.

Even the most dedicated food purist may ignore what is in shampoo if it makes hair look fabulous and smell like the commercials advertise. But you don’t have to choose between bouncy curls and harmful ingredients.

Limiting animal antibiotics

The Obama administration’s new policy to curb the systematic use of antibiotics in healthy farm animals is a step in the right direction and one that PCC members might take a little credit for.

The Obama administration’s new policy to curb the systematic use of antibiotics in healthy farm animals is a step in the right direction and one that PCC members might take a little credit for.

Splenda’s not so splendid

That caddie of pastel-colored sweetener packets is a mainstay in cafes, restaurants and grocery stores, offering a selection of sweeteners for your morning cup of joe. Surely you have noticed PCC doesn’t carry these little pink, blue or yellow packets. There are reasons.

That caddie of pastel-colored sweetener packets is a mainstay in cafes, restaurants and grocery stores, offering a selection of sweeteners for your morning cup of joe. Surely you have noticed PCC doesn’t carry these little pink, blue or yellow packets. There are reasons.

Salt: How much is too much?

Americans eat nearly twice the recommended amount of salt but several reports over the past few years have demonstrated the lack of solid science supporting low-sodium diets.

Americans eat nearly twice the recommended amount of salt but several reports over the past few years have demonstrated the lack of solid science supporting low-sodium diets.

Companies drop “natural” label

A growing number of food companies are removing the “natural” claim from packages. The reason? Mounting lawsuits for false advertising. Read more in the cover article of the Sound Consumer next month.

A growing number of food companies are removing the “natural” claim from packages. The reason? Mounting lawsuits for false advertising. Read more in the cover article of the Sound Consumer next month.

Rice of all colors

From pilaf and paella to risotto and sushi, rice is the foundation for many delicious cuisines.

From pilaf and paella to risotto and sushi, rice is the foundation for many delicious cuisines.

Simple rice, extraordinary flavors

These dishes transform rice from around the world into tasty, warming dishes.

These dishes transform rice from around the world into tasty, warming dishes.

Letters to the editor

Synthetic biology · Sustainable sardines? · Eating invasive species? · Coconut oil · Fluoride

Synthetic biology · Sustainable sardines? · Eating invasive species? · Coconut oil · Fluoride

News bites

China rejects Washington shellfish · Big Island bans GE · Looser mad cow rules · More irradiated meat · Israel ends fluoridation · Artificial sweeteners found in river water · Oregon restricts neonicotinoids · Neonicotinoids stunt brains? · GE infant formula · Organic milk superior · Sustainable palm oil? · China rejects GE corn

China rejects Washington shellfish · Big Island bans GE · Looser mad cow rules · More irradiated meat · Israel ends fluoridation · Artificial sweeteners found in river water · Oregon restricts neonicotinoids · Neonicotinoids stunt brains? · GE infant formula · Organic milk superior · Sustainable palm oil? · China rejects GE corn

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Will wheat growing return to Western Washington? Maybe! Also learn about prospects, the future of Northwest cherry growing, WSU’s exciting new ag grant, and how a big freeze affected California citrus.

Will wheat growing return to Western Washington? Maybe! Also learn about prospects, the future of Northwest cherry growing, WSU’s exciting new ag grant, and how a big freeze affected California citrus.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Pre-election activity update · Have a burning question? · Board report · Upcoming board retreat

Pre-election activity update · Have a burning question? · Board report · Upcoming board retreat

Sound Consumer, February 2014