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Sound Consumer, June 2017

Do we need to double food production?

The United Nations projects that the global population will increase from 7.3 billion in 2015 to 9.7 billion in 2050. This growth will be concentrated in the world’s poorest countries, where standards of living are set to rise rapidly, increasing demand for resource-intensive meat and dairy products. Together, these trends are heightening fears that the world’s cupboards may run bare in the coming decades.

The United Nations projects that the global population will increase from 7.3 billion in 2015 to 9.7 billion in 2050. This growth will be concentrated in the world’s poorest countries, where standards of living are set to rise rapidly, increasing demand for resource-intensive meat and dairy products. Together, these trends are heightening fears that the world’s cupboards may run bare in the coming decades.

Organic dairy revival

PCC Farmland Trust has conserved another 284 acres in Enumclaw, Washington, where the Mensonides family now produces organic milk. The property was so valuable, at one point it was platted for 59 estate homes.

PCC Farmland Trust has conserved another 284 acres in Enumclaw, Washington, where the Mensonides family now produces organic milk. The property was so valuable, at one point it was platted for 59 estate homes.

Grilling and chilling

Grilling food outdoors is a great way to bring family and friends together around food, and potentially can offer a number of unique health benefits.

Grilling food outdoors is a great way to bring family and friends together around food, and potentially can offer a number of unique health benefits.

Salmon fishery at risk

A proposed mine near one of the last great wild salmon fisheries in Bristol Bay, Alaska may proceed under the Trump administration.

A proposed mine near one of the last great wild salmon fisheries in Bristol Bay, Alaska may proceed under the Trump administration.

Take action: protect Puget Sound

A new campaign called Our Sound, Our Salmon launched to raise awareness about the threats from open-ocean salmon farms and what we can do to oppose them.

A new campaign called Our Sound, Our Salmon launched to raise awareness about the threats from open-ocean salmon farms and what we can do to oppose them.

Recipes from the June 2017 issue

From avocados to peppers to pineapple, you’d be hard-pressed to find a summer ingredient that doesn’t explode with smoky flavor when cooked over a hot flame. (For meat eaters, don’t forget a variety of non-GMO meat on sale at PCC this month!) Here are some recipes to whet your appetite.

From avocados to peppers to pineapple, you’d be hard-pressed to find a summer ingredient that doesn’t explode with smoky flavor when cooked over a hot flame. (For meat eaters, don’t forget a variety of non-GMO meat on sale at PCC this month!) Here are some recipes to whet your appetite.

Nutritionists’ Picks

With local, organic strawberries, raspberries, cherries and blueberries coming in to season this month, our produce departments are a riot of color and flavor. Get them while you can! And don’t miss products our nutritionists love, including a refreshing watermelon juice, a natural sleep aid, and healthful (and spicy!) snack chips made with quinoa, flax and other other seeds and grains.

With local, organic strawberries, raspberries, cherries and blueberries coming in to season this month, our produce departments are a riot of color and flavor. Get them while you can! And don’t miss products our nutritionists love, including a refreshing watermelon juice, a natural sleep aid, and healthful (and spicy!) snack chips made with quinoa, flax and other other seeds and grains.

2017 board election

Members, it’s not too late to vote! Mail-in ballots must be received at the PCC office by 5 p.m. on June 7.

Members, it’s not too late to vote! Mail-in ballots must be received at the PCC office by 5 p.m. on June 7.

Letters to the editor

Aquaculture controversy · Palm oil-free hair care · Palm oil problems · Fat on meat · Honoring Earth Day · Animal welfare for chickens · Customer service at PCC

Aquaculture controversy · Palm oil-free hair care · Palm oil problems · Fat on meat · Honoring Earth Day · Animal welfare for chickens · Customer service at PCC

News bites

Eating at home is healthier · Berkeley soda tax results · Diet soda tied to stroke, dementia? · Worldwide water woes · School nutrition standards rollback · Glyphosate on Prop 65 list? · Benefits from trans fats ban · Virus triggers celiac? · Hundreds of species of bees in peril · EPA chief stops pesticide ban

Eating at home is healthier · Berkeley soda tax results · Diet soda tied to stroke, dementia? · Worldwide water woes · School nutrition standards rollback · Glyphosate on Prop 65 list? · Benefits from trans fats ban · Virus triggers celiac? · Hundreds of species of bees in peril · EPA chief stops pesticide ban

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about California’s mission to grow avocados year-round, a big environmental achievement by a PCC vendor, and what the future holds for robotic fruit-picking.

Learn about California’s mission to grow avocados year-round, a big environmental achievement by a PCC vendor, and what the future holds for robotic fruit-picking.

PCC Board of Trustees report

2017 Board Election · 2017 Annual Members’ Business Meeting · Board report · CCMA · Next board meeting · Contact the board

2017 Board Election · 2017 Annual Members’ Business Meeting · Board report · CCMA · Next board meeting · Contact the board

Sound Consumer, June 2017