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Sound Consumer, September 2015

Big food is losing

Consumers are fed up with unnatural, unpronounceable ingredients, and are pushing back against a food system that’s unsustainable and destructive. Major food companies are losing market share and are scrambling to reformulate to meet consumers’ new expectations.

Consumers are fed up with unnatural, unpronounceable ingredients, and are pushing back against a food system that’s unsustainable and destructive. Major food companies are losing market share and are scrambling to reformulate to meet consumers’ new expectations.

Cold soups for warm days

Are you ready for the rain? After a blazing summer, we’re ready to hunker into the cool season with soup.

Are you ready for the rain? After a blazing summer, we’re ready to hunker into the cool season with soup.

DARK Act update

HR 1599, commonly known as “Deny Americans the Right to Know [DARK] Act,” would preempt mandatory GE labeling nationwide. Here’s where it stands.

HR 1599, commonly known as “Deny Americans the Right to Know [DARK] Act,” would preempt mandatory GE labeling nationwide. Here’s where it stands.

Country-of-origin labeling?

The U.S. House repealed Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), which lets consumers know the origin of foods.

The U.S. House repealed Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), which lets consumers know the origin of foods.

Staff picks

No one knows better than PCC staff what products are worth trying. Here’s a collection of their favorites this month, including not-to-be-missed cheese, chocolate and wine.

No one knows better than PCC staff what products are worth trying. Here’s a collection of their favorites this month, including not-to-be-missed cheese, chocolate and wine.

Hot trend: raw foods

PCC shoppers are buying raw foods not just because they’re made from vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains or beans, but also because they’re seeking foods with minimal added sugars, fats and salt. When these foods take the form of berry “Cheesecake,” kale chips, or PCC’s own Rockin’ Raw Kale salad, what’s not to love?

PCC shoppers are buying raw foods not just because they’re made from vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains or beans, but also because they’re seeking foods with minimal added sugars, fats and salt. When these foods take the form of berry “Cheesecake,” kale chips, or PCC’s own Rockin’ Raw Kale salad, what’s not to love?

Hello Columbia City

PCC’s new Columbia City store opened July 24. The opening ceremony felt like a party that lasted all day.

PCC’s new Columbia City store opened July 24. The opening ceremony felt like a party that lasted all day.

Letters to the editor

PCC home delivery · PCC Advocates e-newsletter · “Natural” flavors · PCC’s animal welfare standards · Caffeine and hydration · Sound Consumer effective

PCC home delivery · PCC Advocates e-newsletter · “Natural” flavors · PCC’s animal welfare standards · Caffeine and hydration · Sound Consumer effective

News bites

PCC eyeglass drive a success · Bacon-flavored seaweed? · Bumblebees and climate change · Fracking toxic · Carcinogenic 2,4-D? · EPA sued for pesticide policy · Food enjoyment lost · Doctors support GE labeling · Daily soda and diabetes risk · France bans Roundup · Spokane sues Monsanto

PCC eyeglass drive a success · Bacon-flavored seaweed? · Bumblebees and climate change · Fracking toxic · Carcinogenic 2,4-D? · EPA sued for pesticide policy · Food enjoyment lost · Doctors support GE labeling · Daily soda and diabetes risk · France bans Roundup · Spokane sues Monsanto

PCC Board of Trustees report

Board meeting report · Bylaws review · Message from nominating committee · New committee member

Board meeting report · Bylaws review · Message from nominating committee · New committee member

Sound Consumer, September 2015