Facial skin needs extra care, so we might think cosmetics would be especially gentle. Makeup, however, is one of the worst offenders when it comes to ingredients. Choose natural makeup and men’s skin care products for the same reason you choose organic food.
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Sound Consumer, August 2016
We’re only as good as our information and we’re sorry to say we made a mistake in last month’s cover story, “Plastics and packaging.”
Thank you to all PCC members who tried to help stop a bad bill that would revoke four state laws to label genetically engineered (GE) foods and any future attempts by other states for mandatory, on-package GE labeling. At press time, the bill from the U.S. Senate was expected to pass the House and be signed by the president.
We’re getting playful with summer produce — now at its peak — by pickling everything from onions to green beans. These recipes provide a solid foundation for learning quick pickling techniques.
PCC sources organic melons from two Washington farms that provide us with variety: black-rind watermelons, honeydew, cantaloupe, Piel de Sapo, Magenta and Snow Leopard, to name a few. Get them while they last!
Carrageenan, a thickener used in many foods, is considered a “synthetic substance” due to its extraction process. It must be reviewed by the National Organic Standards Board every five years. Research demonstrates carrageenan’s role in inflammation, colitis, cancer and diabetes.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration asked the public to weigh in on how the term “natural” should be defined and used on food labels—or whether the agency should regulate the use of the term at all. Here’s an excerpt of PCC’s comments.
Recycling vs. composting · Sound Consumer archives · Organic is key to help feed the world · Pesticides in organics · Toothpaste choices · Kraut brine · Supplement absorption · Kava safe? · Sunscreen amount
Farmers quit OTA · New WSU bee lab · Philadelphia’s soda tax · Shellfish lawsuit · Whole grains for health · Crack down on “cane juice” · THC protects against Alzheimer’s? · PepsiCo linked to child labor · Pesticides threaten endangered species · Bad diet, bad sleep?
June Board Meeting · Board of Trustees and Leadership Team Retreat · 2016 CCMA · Next Board Meeting · Contact the Board