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Sound Consumer, March 2015

Food & Mood

Nutrition is an important factor in emotional well-being. Choosing an anti-inflammatory diet overall is important, as is making sure we get enough of certain nutrients such as protein, B vitamins, choline, vitamin D, omega-3s, probiotics and more.

Nutrition is an important factor in emotional well-being. Choosing an anti-inflammatory diet overall is important, as is making sure we get enough of certain nutrients such as protein, B vitamins, choline, vitamin D, omega-3s, probiotics and more.

New shelf labels

PCC recently launched a new shelf label system at our stores to make it easier for shoppers to identify attributes that matter to them. Now it’s easier to identify foods that are organic, non-GMO, local, or gluten-free.

PCC recently launched a new shelf label system at our stores to make it easier for shoppers to identify attributes that matter to them. Now it’s easier to identify foods that are organic, non-GMO, local, or gluten-free.

Cultured taste

Cultured foods are having a moment. From artisan sauerkrauts to cultured cottage cheese to kombucha, eaters can’t seem to get enough of foods teeming with good bacteria. We have probiotic-rich foods, drinks and supplements galore!

Cultured foods are having a moment. From artisan sauerkrauts to cultured cottage cheese to kombucha, eaters can’t seem to get enough of foods teeming with good bacteria. We have probiotic-rich foods, drinks and supplements galore!

Healthy breakfasts to boost your mood

Eating a nutritious breakfast not long after waking is key to starting your day right. Fiber, probiotics, healthy omega-3 fats, and a range of nutrients in eggs, fruits and vegetables all are linked with a happy frame of mind. Here are five recipes to incorporate into your morning routine.

Eating a nutritious breakfast not long after waking is key to starting your day right. Fiber, probiotics, healthy omega-3 fats, and a range of nutrients in eggs, fruits and vegetables all are linked with a happy frame of mind. Here are five recipes to incorporate into your morning routine.

Healthy soil, healthful food

Modern industrial agriculture practices have been impacting our once-rich belowground ecosystem since the early 20th century and we’re just beginning to understand how it’s affecting our health.

Modern industrial agriculture practices have been impacting our once-rich belowground ecosystem since the early 20th century and we’re just beginning to understand how it’s affecting our health.

Letters to the editor

Raw-milk cheese · Gluten-free in the deli? · Robots in the milking parlor · Temperatures for cooking oils · Whole vs. ground flax · Nut allergies · Vegan vitamin D

Raw-milk cheese · Gluten-free in the deli? · Robots in the milking parlor · Temperatures for cooking oils · Whole vs. ground flax · Nut allergies · Vegan vitamin D

News bites

Soil-derived antibiotic without resistance? · Fast food, poor academics? · An avocado a day · BPA alternative linked to hyperactivity · Atlantic salmon in danger · Foie gras ban overturned · Washington dairy guilty · Neonicotinoid pesticides and slugs · Pesticides linked to diabetes

Soil-derived antibiotic without resistance? · Fast food, poor academics? · An avocado a day · BPA alternative linked to hyperactivity · Atlantic salmon in danger · Foie gras ban overturned · Washington dairy guilty · Neonicotinoid pesticides and slugs · Pesticides linked to diabetes

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about big investments in lucrative California nuts and “sustainable” aquaculture, why a California initiative is skyrocketing the price of eggs, and a possible alternative to using wild fish for fish feed.

Learn about big investments in lucrative California nuts and “sustainable” aquaculture, why a California initiative is skyrocketing the price of eggs, and a possible alternative to using wild fish for fish feed.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Notice of annual membership meeting · Celebrating a new era of operational leadership · Board hires a new CEO · Next board meeting

Notice of annual membership meeting · Celebrating a new era of operational leadership · Board hires a new CEO · Next board meeting

Sound Consumer, March 2015