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Sound Consumer, October 2016

Good gut advice: eat more fiber

Eating fiber can provide nutrition for our microbiome, which is key in regulating our overall health. Legumes, pulses, whole grains, bulbs (such as onions, garlic, fennel, sunchokes and leeks), fruit, nuts, seeds and dark chocolate are especially good sources of fiber for a healthy gut.

Eating fiber can provide nutrition for our microbiome, which is key in regulating our overall health. Legumes, pulses, whole grains, bulbs (such as onions, garlic, fennel, sunchokes and leeks), fruit, nuts, seeds and dark chocolate are especially good sources of fiber for a healthy gut.

Driscoll’s boycott ends

PCC is pleased that the farmworkers of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) have agreed officially to an election and negotiation process for a collective bargaining agreement with Sakuma Bros. Farm, ending their boycott against Driscoll’s berries.

PCC is pleased that the farmworkers of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) have agreed officially to an election and negotiation process for a collective bargaining agreement with Sakuma Bros. Farm, ending their boycott against Driscoll’s berries.

Feasting on fiber

What’s one key to a healthy gut? Fiber! Here we offer recipes chock-full of fiber-rich foods, from fruits and nuts to beans and bulbs.

What’s one key to a healthy gut? Fiber! Here we offer recipes chock-full of fiber-rich foods, from fruits and nuts to beans and bulbs.

Locally roasted exclusively for PCC

A pioneer of coffee roasting in the Pacific Northwest, Tony’s has created three French Roast blends exclusive to PCC. Plus: learn tips for the best way to brew.

A pioneer of coffee roasting in the Pacific Northwest, Tony’s has created three French Roast blends exclusive to PCC. Plus: learn tips for the best way to brew.

More good news about coffee

Coffee once was thought to cause harm, but more than a decade of studies have poured in reporting health benefits of the bitter brew, indicating it helps fight cardiovascular disease to depression. Here’s a look at some recent findings.

Coffee once was thought to cause harm, but more than a decade of studies have poured in reporting health benefits of the bitter brew, indicating it helps fight cardiovascular disease to depression. Here’s a look at some recent findings.

Can oyster farms make Puget Sound a little more wild?

Agricultural pollution is one of the most significant challenges facing Puget Sound today. Could oyster farming be a force for advancing environmental protection of local waters?

Agricultural pollution is one of the most significant challenges facing Puget Sound today. Could oyster farming be a force for advancing environmental protection of local waters?

Letters to the editor

Styrofoam recycling · Packaging options · Hair dye at PCC · Clean cosmetics · Prohibited ingredients list at PCC · Kombucha on tap · A2 Milk · PCC’s definition of “local”

Styrofoam recycling · Packaging options · Hair dye at PCC · Clean cosmetics · Prohibited ingredients list at PCC · Kombucha on tap · A2 Milk · PCC’s definition of “local”

News bites

No added sugar for children? · Regulation of new GE · More radioactive water? · KIND labels added sugar · Puget Sound’s tiniest fish · Fracking water irrigation · General Mills sued over glyphosate · More glyphosate lawsuits · Beer transparency? · FDA bans triclosan in soap · USDA allows Non-GMO claim · Too big to merge? · Mushroom black market

No added sugar for children? · Regulation of new GE · More radioactive water? · KIND labels added sugar · Puget Sound’s tiniest fish · Fracking water irrigation · General Mills sued over glyphosate · More glyphosate lawsuits · Beer transparency? · FDA bans triclosan in soap · USDA allows Non-GMO claim · Too big to merge? · Mushroom black market

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about USDA’s $20-million gift of cheese to food banks, controversial expanded salmon farming in Puget Sound, a record-breaking local hop harvest, and more wire reports.

Learn about USDA’s $20-million gift of cheese to food banks, controversial expanded salmon farming in Puget Sound, a record-breaking local hop harvest, and more wire reports.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Apply to be a Trustee with PCC Natural Markets · Get to know your trustees · Next Board Meeting · Contact the Board

Apply to be a Trustee with PCC Natural Markets · Get to know your trustees · Next Board Meeting · Contact the Board

Sound Consumer, October 2016