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Sound Consumer, May 2014

Organic choices avoid pesticides

Supporting the organic supply chain is a key part of PCC’s official mission. Why? The research keeps accumulating that pesticide exposure causes serious harm to our health and the environment.

Supporting the organic supply chain is a key part of PCC’s official mission. Why? The research keeps accumulating that pesticide exposure causes serious harm to our health and the environment.

4-H brings rural knowledge to urban kids

From how to keep chickens to other homesteading skills, King County 4-H clubs teach kids healthy living and life skills, emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They foster great friendships, too!

From how to keep chickens to other homesteading skills, King County 4-H clubs teach kids healthy living and life skills, emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They foster great friendships, too!

Farmers warn of Dow’s GE corn and soybeans

Nearly 400,000 farmers, farm workers, health professionals, and concerned citizens from across the country urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject Dow AgriSciences’ application seeking approval of controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean varieties that are resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D.

Nearly 400,000 farmers, farm workers, health professionals, and concerned citizens from across the country urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject Dow AgriSciences’ application seeking approval of controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean varieties that are resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D.

Mad over Mangoes

with their sunny color and dazzling, sweet-tangy flavor, mangoes brighten recipes both sweet and savory. We have lots of recipes for mango salsas and salads.

with their sunny color and dazzling, sweet-tangy flavor, mangoes brighten recipes both sweet and savory. We have lots of recipes for mango salsas and salads.

Body Oils

People who switch from lotion to body and face oils often say it’s one of the best changes they’ve made in their beauty regimens. Lotion-to-oil converts report their skin is clearer, has a more even tone, and is beautifully soft.

People who switch from lotion to body and face oils often say it’s one of the best changes they’ve made in their beauty regimens. Lotion-to-oil converts report their skin is clearer, has a more even tone, and is beautifully soft.

PCC to open 10th store

We are delighted to announce that our 10th store will be opening in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle on June 4. A few delicious features include a salad bar, smoothie and espresso bars, and our trademark deli. There also will be a classroom so we can offer more PCC Cooks cooking classes.

We are delighted to announce that our 10th store will be opening in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle on June 4. A few delicious features include a salad bar, smoothie and espresso bars, and our trademark deli. There also will be a classroom so we can offer more PCC Cooks cooking classes.

Annual Election

you’re electing three board members and a new nominating committee.

you’re electing three board members and a new nominating committee.

Letters to the editor

Thank you, PCC · Scent-free shampoos · Ethical animal protein · Seafood radiation risk · Gluten sensitivity and Roundup? · Gluten-free camp · Food sensitivities and preferences

Thank you, PCC · Scent-free shampoos · Ethical animal protein · Seafood radiation risk · Gluten sensitivity and Roundup? · Gluten-free camp · Food sensitivities and preferences

News bites

Moo-d music · Irradiated greens · Salmon and magnetic fields · Organic produce leads · Rootworm resistance to GE · Brazil cancels GE corn release ·  Mexican court rules against GE crops · French President upholds GE corn ban · School meals increase produce intake · Groups sue FDA over mercury in seafood · Organic poultry cuts antibiotic resistance

Moo-d music · Irradiated greens · Salmon and magnetic fields · Organic produce leads · Rootworm resistance to GE · Brazil cancels GE corn release ·  Mexican court rules against GE crops · French President upholds GE corn ban · School meals increase produce intake · Groups sue FDA over mercury in seafood · Organic poultry cuts antibiotic resistance

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Why does the European Union want to ban American cheeses from having names such as Parmesan and feta? What’s Vermont’s new system for grading maple syrup? What’s happening in the market for skipjack tuna?

Why does the European Union want to ban American cheeses from having names such as Parmesan and feta? What’s Vermont’s new system for grading maple syrup? What’s happening in the market for skipjack tuna?

Sound Consumer, May 2014