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Sound Consumer, December 2015

Calming anxiety with food

Everyone feels anxious at one time or another. Understanding the inner workings of the brain and its nutritional needs helps us understand how good food may help alleviate anxiety.

Everyone feels anxious at one time or another. Understanding the inner workings of the brain and its nutritional needs helps us understand how good food may help alleviate anxiety.

Sustainable clothing the responsible choice

For more than a decade, PCC’s buyers have sourced accessories and apparel made from certified organic fibers — both cotton and wool — and produced with authentic fair trade standards. Learn why that’s rare — and important.

For more than a decade, PCC’s buyers have sourced accessories and apparel made from certified organic fibers — both cotton and wool — and produced with authentic fair trade standards. Learn why that’s rare — and important.

No-stress cooking

Cooking should not contribute to a sense of anxiety — if anything, it should ease angst! These recipes are a double stress-reducer: The dishes are easy to prepare and contain ingredients with anxiety-reducing properties.

Cooking should not contribute to a sense of anxiety — if anything, it should ease angst! These recipes are a double stress-reducer: The dishes are easy to prepare and contain ingredients with anxiety-reducing properties.

Oregon’s Wild Harvest

The herbal supplement company Oregon’s Wild Harvest farms biodynamically. Its new Biodynamic Tonics have been formulated to address the effects of stress including adrenal health, digestive support, immune support and restful sleep.

The herbal supplement company Oregon’s Wild Harvest farms biodynamically. Its new Biodynamic Tonics have been formulated to address the effects of stress including adrenal health, digestive support, immune support and restful sleep.

December wine tastings

Throughout the month we’re hosting informal wine tastings at seven PCC stores. Whether you favor bold, rich reds or bubbly from near and far, you’ll find delightful new choices for your holiday tables — or just for everyday drinking!

Throughout the month we’re hosting informal wine tastings at seven PCC stores. Whether you favor bold, rich reds or bubbly from near and far, you’ll find delightful new choices for your holiday tables — or just for everyday drinking!

Protecting raw-milk cheese

In November, PCC sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support the continued availability of raw-milk cheeses in American markets.

In November, PCC sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support the continued availability of raw-milk cheeses in American markets.

Letters to the editor

PCC as a resource · Honey in the deli · Vegan resources · Meat and cancer link? · Wi-Fi in PCC stores · Pale-yolked eggs

PCC as a resource · Honey in the deli · Vegan resources · Meat and cancer link? · Wi-Fi in PCC stores · Pale-yolked eggs

News bites

Washington second in organic sales · Fish retire? · Sunscreen harms coral reefs · Pesticide protections for farmworkers · Funding fake meat · Harder to stay thin? · Cut sugar, rapidly improve health · Diminishing crop diversity · California cracks down on antibiotics

Washington second in organic sales · Fish retire? · Sunscreen harms coral reefs · Pesticide protections for farmworkers · Funding fake meat · Harder to stay thin? · Cut sugar, rapidly improve health · Diminishing crop diversity · California cracks down on antibiotics

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn why the Northwest apple harvest wrapped up early, why local, wild mushrooms are in short supply, what’s causing popcorn prices to spike, and more reports from our producers.

Learn why the Northwest apple harvest wrapped up early, why local, wild mushrooms are in short supply, what’s causing popcorn prices to spike, and more reports from our producers.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Work on the bylaws · Board report · Next meeting · Progress on Bothell store · Get to know your trustees

Work on the bylaws · Board report · Next meeting · Progress on Bothell store · Get to know your trustees

Sound Consumer, December 2015