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Sound Consumer, November 2015

How flavor drives nutrition

We’re programmed to seek deliciousness. For thousands of years, flavor gave our bodies crucial information about nutrients. Lately we’ve turned that system against itself.

We’re programmed to seek deliciousness. For thousands of years, flavor gave our bodies crucial information about nutrients. Lately we’ve turned that system against itself.

Quel fromage! A surprising twist in the “French Paradox?”

The latest research on cheese and other fermented dairy, such as yogurt and kefir, suggests the “French Paradox” may not be a paradox at all — instead, we just now may be starting to understand the health benefits of cheese and other fermented dairy.

The latest research on cheese and other fermented dairy, such as yogurt and kefir, suggests the “French Paradox” may not be a paradox at all — instead, we just now may be starting to understand the health benefits of cheese and other fermented dairy.

Get cultured about dairy

All about healthful, flavorful fermented dairy in our stores, with featured products including yogurt, cultured butter, kefir, buttermilk and a few varieties of cheese.

All about healthful, flavorful fermented dairy in our stores, with featured products including yogurt, cultured butter, kefir, buttermilk and a few varieties of cheese.

Cooking with culture

Get your ovens preheating! This month, we’re baking up biscuits, casseroles and soufflés — all with cultured dairy.

Get your ovens preheating! This month, we’re baking up biscuits, casseroles and soufflés — all with cultured dairy.

Staff picks

This month our staff loves salsa, beeswax candles, PCC deli’s Perfect Protein Salad, PCC bakery’s Harvest Fruit and Nut Bars, beautiful holiday wines, and more!

This month our staff loves salsa, beeswax candles, PCC deli’s Perfect Protein Salad, PCC bakery’s Harvest Fruit and Nut Bars, beautiful holiday wines, and more!

Organic, heirloom and non-GMO turkeys

PCC is delighted to offer a full range of turkeys to choose from for the holidays, all sustainably raised by family-owned Diestel ranch. We have fully cooked options, too!

PCC is delighted to offer a full range of turkeys to choose from for the holidays, all sustainably raised by family-owned Diestel ranch. We have fully cooked options, too!

Creative approaches to hunger relief

With 49.1 million Americans going hungry at some point in the last year, there’s little question our wealthy nation has a moral and social obligation to help those in need.

With 49.1 million Americans going hungry at some point in the last year, there’s little question our wealthy nation has a moral and social obligation to help those in need.

PCC policy actions

PCC’s public affairs team recently wrote comments to the National Organic Standards Board, took steps to make good on our pledge to label GMOs by 2018, and more.

PCC’s public affairs team recently wrote comments to the National Organic Standards Board, took steps to make good on our pledge to label GMOs by 2018, and more.

Letters to the editor

Instacart home delivery · Heirloom apples · Vegetables on a budget · Fracking wastewater on crops? · Is Kerrygold really grass-fed? · Animal welfare · Products for textured hair · Quality at PCC

Instacart home delivery · Heirloom apples · Vegetables on a budget · Fracking wastewater on crops? · Is Kerrygold really grass-fed? · Animal welfare · Products for textured hair · Quality at PCC

News bites

Forced labor in fishing · Paleo flour? · Court: No to bee-killing pesticide · Sustainable cocoa KitKat? · Drastic tuna decline · Kashi GMO lawsuit · Chipotle lawsuit · EU bans animal cloning · Ocean acidification and shellfish · Plot against eggless mayo · Half U.S. seafood wasted

Forced labor in fishing · Paleo flour? · Court: No to bee-killing pesticide · Sustainable cocoa KitKat? · Drastic tuna decline · Kashi GMO lawsuit · Chipotle lawsuit · EU bans animal cloning · Ocean acidification and shellfish · Plot against eggless mayo · Half U.S. seafood wasted

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about the California pistachios crisis, Perdue’s purchase of Niman Ranch, California’s record ag profits, drought impacts on local salmon, and the decline of frozen entrees.

Learn about the California pistachios crisis, Perdue’s purchase of Niman Ranch, California’s record ag profits, drought impacts on local salmon, and the decline of frozen entrees.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Get to know your trustees · Board report · Bylaws update — Questions? · Apply for PCC’s board of trustees · Next board meeting · PCC Community Grants

Get to know your trustees · Board report · Bylaws update — Questions? · Apply for PCC’s board of trustees · Next board meeting · PCC Community Grants

Sound Consumer, November 2015