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Sound Consumer, April 2014

Label battles

The food industry has a history of resisting transparency through mandatory labels. Label changes often are forged only after years of consumer pressure, industry arguments and legislation.

The food industry has a history of resisting transparency through mandatory labels. Label changes often are forged only after years of consumer pressure, industry arguments and legislation.

Questioning canola?

Canola oil continues to be one of the most controversial cooking oils. Some people claim canola is a heart-healthy cooking oil, while others claim canola is toxic and unfit for human consumption. Who’s right?

Canola oil continues to be one of the most controversial cooking oils. Some people claim canola is a heart-healthy cooking oil, while others claim canola is toxic and unfit for human consumption. Who’s right?

Green Cleaning

From all-purpose tile cleaners to phosphate-free dish detergents, PCC carries cleaning products that are safer for you and the environment.

From all-purpose tile cleaners to phosphate-free dish detergents, PCC carries cleaning products that are safer for you and the environment.

How about that halibut?

These lively, flavorful recipes make the most of the firm, tender fish.

These lively, flavorful recipes make the most of the firm, tender fish.

PCC food bank program award

The PCC Food Bank Program has won the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) 2013 Community Outreach Award in the category for programs addressing food insecurity.

The PCC Food Bank Program has won the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) 2013 Community Outreach Award in the category for programs addressing food insecurity.

Letters to the editor

Shampoo choices · Antibiotics in agriculture · BPA and BPS in receipts · Safe tea · Monsanto’s latest endeavors · Food waste · PCC-brand organic milk

Shampoo choices · Antibiotics in agriculture · BPA and BPS in receipts · Safe tea · Monsanto’s latest endeavors · Food waste · PCC-brand organic milk

News bites

Fluoride classed as neurotoxin · Coffee for hydration? · Argentina stops Monsanto · Meat plant inspector shortage? · Fracking increases birth defects? · Weed killers cause depression? · Climate hubs for farmers · Non-GMO raises stock value · Gut bacteria and the mind · Seafood toxin levels? · Banning microbeads? · Bee deaths stem from virus?

Fluoride classed as neurotoxin · Coffee for hydration? · Argentina stops Monsanto · Meat plant inspector shortage? · Fracking increases birth defects? · Weed killers cause depression? · Climate hubs for farmers · Non-GMO raises stock value · Gut bacteria and the mind · Seafood toxin levels? · Banning microbeads? · Bee deaths stem from virus?

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about record Chinook salmon returns, Oregon’s failure to restrict bee-killing pesticides, and thousands of Pacific starfish deaths.

Learn about record Chinook salmon returns, Oregon’s failure to restrict bee-killing pesticides, and thousands of Pacific starfish deaths.

Sound Consumer, April 2014