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Sound Consumer, May 2017

Staff picks

First-of-the-season stone fruit — apricots, peaches, nectarines, pluots — are bringing summer to our produce departments this month. And don’t miss other staff favorites: a rich cabernet sauvignon, to-die-for honey-sweetened chocolate peanut butter cups, a gentle detox tea, and more!

First-of-the-season stone fruit — apricots, peaches, nectarines, pluots — are bringing summer to our produce departments this month. And don’t miss other staff favorites: a rich cabernet sauvignon, to-die-for honey-sweetened chocolate peanut butter cups, a gentle detox tea, and more!

Buon appetito!

Whether packed with pungent anchovies, bursting with oh-so-ripe tomatoes, or kicked up with spicy garlic, we’ve never met a good Italian recipe we didn’t love from first bite.

Whether packed with pungent anchovies, bursting with oh-so-ripe tomatoes, or kicked up with spicy garlic, we’ve never met a good Italian recipe we didn’t love from first bite.

Members, it’s election time!

Learn about the trustee and nominating committee candidates, and how to vote, on our website here. Mail-in ballots must be received at the PCC office by 5 p.m. on June 7. In-store voting is permitted until each store’s close of business on June 7.

Learn about the trustee and nominating committee candidates, and how to vote, on our website here. Mail-in ballots must be received at the PCC office by 5 p.m. on June 7. In-store voting is permitted until each store’s close of business on June 7.

PCC’s Annual Members’ Business Meeting

Hear about the state of the co-op, ask questions, and meet the 2017 election candidates! Light PCC dessert bites and beverages will be provided. The meeting will be held at The Swedish Club June 13.

Hear about the state of the co-op, ask questions, and meet the 2017 election candidates! Light PCC dessert bites and beverages will be provided. The meeting will be held at The Swedish Club June 13.

Letters to the editor

Seed industry consolidation · Kimchi and health · Homemade kefir · Avoiding glyphosate · Reusable produce bags · Seafood safety

Seed industry consolidation · Kimchi and health · Homemade kefir · Avoiding glyphosate · Reusable produce bags · Seafood safety

News bites

UN: Pesticides won’t feed the world · Organics protect kids’ brains · Monsanto ghostwrote Roundup paper? · EPA funding slashed for Puget Sound? · Ag pick dogged by ethics concerns · Fukushima radiation update · New synthetic biology database · Certain foods mitigate disease · Improving fisheries could generate billions

UN: Pesticides won’t feed the world · Organics protect kids’ brains · Monsanto ghostwrote Roundup paper? · EPA funding slashed for Puget Sound? · Ag pick dogged by ethics concerns · Fukushima radiation update · New synthetic biology database · Certain foods mitigate disease · Improving fisheries could generate billions

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Grass-fed beef sales are growing at an annual rate of 25 to 30 percent. Sales of grass-fed yogurt and kefir have in the last year increased by more than 38 percent, compared with a drop of just under 1 percent in the total yogurt and kefir market, according to natural and organic market research company SPINS.

Grass-fed beef sales are growing at an annual rate of 25 to 30 percent. Sales of grass-fed yogurt and kefir have in the last year increased by more than 38 percent, compared with a drop of just under 1 percent in the total yogurt and kefir market, according to natural and organic market research company SPINS.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Board of Trustees · Next board meeting · 2017 board election · 2017 Annual Members’ Business Meeting

Board of Trustees · Next board meeting · 2017 board election · 2017 Annual Members’ Business Meeting

Sound Consumer, May 2017