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Sound Consumer, May 2016

New standards for PCC Health & Body Care

PCC has updated our standards for health and body care products and believe we have the highest standards anywhere. Products are vetted for safety, efficacy, environmental impact, and their non-synthetic status. More than 500 ingredients common in mainstream and some “natural” products are not allowed at PCC.

PCC has updated our standards for health and body care products and believe we have the highest standards anywhere. Products are vetted for safety, efficacy, environmental impact, and their non-synthetic status. More than 500 ingredients common in mainstream and some “natural” products are not allowed at PCC.

Lawsuit challenges GE salmon approval

A broad coalition of environmental, consumer and fishing organizations in March sued the Food and Drug Administration for approving GE salmon, the first-ever GE food animal.

A broad coalition of environmental, consumer and fishing organizations in March sued the Food and Drug Administration for approving GE salmon, the first-ever GE food animal.

Dig into spring

Radishes, asparagus, baby spinach, rhubarb and strawberries — these spring favorites are popping at PCC right now, so get them while you can! Add color and flavor to a variety of sweet and savory recipes. None of these dishes stand alone as a meal, but serve them together for a nice brunch or lunch, or alongside a more substantial entrée for a lovely spring dinner.

Radishes, asparagus, baby spinach, rhubarb and strawberries — these spring favorites are popping at PCC right now, so get them while you can! Add color and flavor to a variety of sweet and savory recipes. None of these dishes stand alone as a meal, but serve them together for a nice brunch or lunch, or alongside a more substantial entrée for a lovely spring dinner.

Probiotics: get cultured!

PCC shoppers are crazy for probiotics! We’ve recently brought in new products to meet demand, including krauts, kraut brines, savory yogurt, kombucha and more.

PCC shoppers are crazy for probiotics! We’ve recently brought in new products to meet demand, including krauts, kraut brines, savory yogurt, kombucha and more.

Staff picks

Learn what PCC staff love about a clear sunscreen stick, vegan/Paleo macaroons, artisan cheeses, local buttermilk, PCC’s housemade guacamole and Mocha Chip cookies, and more!

Learn what PCC staff love about a clear sunscreen stick, vegan/Paleo macaroons, artisan cheeses, local buttermilk, PCC’s housemade guacamole and Mocha Chip cookies, and more!

Local bee-lovers protect pollinators

The Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands is working to attract native bees, which do the most pollination. It’s one of several local efforts to save and protect pollinators. Plus, learn how to create pollinator havens in your home garden!

The Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands is working to attract native bees, which do the most pollination. It’s one of several local efforts to save and protect pollinators. Plus, learn how to create pollinator havens in your home garden!

More pasture-raised eggs

We believe pasture-raised eggs — from hens that roam outdoors, as nature intended — represent the future of sustainable egg production. Over the past few years we’ve built partnerships with many farms to expand our selection and bring the best pastured eggs to your table.

We believe pasture-raised eggs — from hens that roam outdoors, as nature intended — represent the future of sustainable egg production. Over the past few years we’ve built partnerships with many farms to expand our selection and bring the best pastured eggs to your table.

Letters to the editor

Growing your own food · Aid for farmers · Cooking with olive oil · Alternatives to Teflon · Custom tours at PCC · Orange shellac on organic produce · Praise for staff · Gluten in blue cheese?

Growing your own food · Aid for farmers · Cooking with olive oil · Alternatives to Teflon · Custom tours at PCC · Orange shellac on organic produce · Praise for staff · Gluten in blue cheese?

News bites

Big companies to label GE · GMA unlawfully hid donors · Stronger protections for bees? · Sleep influences food choices · Chinese chicken? · Crackdown on “maple” label? · Vitamin D for sleep · Switch cosmetics, lower chemicals · Gut bacteria and stroke · Slicing meat shaped modern humans

Big companies to label GE · GMA unlawfully hid donors · Stronger protections for bees? · Sleep influences food choices · Chinese chicken? · Crackdown on “maple” label? · Vitamin D for sleep · Switch cosmetics, lower chemicals · Gut bacteria and stroke · Slicing meat shaped modern humans

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Can climate change benefit French wine? Why are almond farmers planting a new varietal? Why is West African cocoa under threat? Learn the answers, plus more news from the field.

Can climate change benefit French wine? Why are almond farmers planting a new varietal? Why is West African cocoa under threat? Learn the answers, plus more news from the field.

PCC Board of Trustees report

PCC’s Annual Election: April 13 to May 23 · Board report · Who’s on the board now? · Proposed bylaws amendment now available online · Why change the bylaws? · From the Bylaws Task Force

PCC’s Annual Election: April 13 to May 23 · Board report · Who’s on the board now? · Proposed bylaws amendment now available online · Why change the bylaws? · From the Bylaws Task Force

Sound Consumer, May 2016