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Sound Consumer, August 2017

The high cost of deporting farmworkers

The administration’s promise to deport illegal immigrants could impoverish family farmers by destroying their ability to plant, tend and harvest crops — and could result in food shortages that impact American eaters.

The administration’s promise to deport illegal immigrants could impoverish family farmers by destroying their ability to plant, tend and harvest crops — and could result in food shortages that impact American eaters.

GE food labeling update

The rulemaking process for the first National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard is underway and we need your help to get the best possible results. There’s a lot at stake!

The rulemaking process for the first National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard is underway and we need your help to get the best possible results. There’s a lot at stake!

Restoring soil with regenerative agriculture

UW researcher David Montgomery traveled around the United States and abroad to see how large and small farmers and scientists are restoring soil fertility — and doing it much faster than he thought possible. His research bodes well for the future of food and agriculture.

UW researcher David Montgomery traveled around the United States and abroad to see how large and small farmers and scientists are restoring soil fertility — and doing it much faster than he thought possible. His research bodes well for the future of food and agriculture.

Hydration for health

Feeling thirsty? Water is so important for good health that our bodies require more of it than any nutrient. Learn about special products at PCC you can add to boost water’s flavor and nutrition and quench thirst.

Feeling thirsty? Water is so important for good health that our bodies require more of it than any nutrient. Learn about special products at PCC you can add to boost water’s flavor and nutrition and quench thirst.

Nutritionists’ picks

What’s in store: From Honey Royal nectarines to Sierra Rich peaches to a variety of colorful melons, PCC has the best varieties of local, organic produce at the peak of ripeness. Get them while they’re in season! Also don’t miss our nutritionists’ picks: locally roasted in-shell peanuts, a refreshing skin spritz, and a fair trade cold-brew coffee with a splash of coconut milk and energizing maca, to name just a few.

What’s in store: From Honey Royal nectarines to Sierra Rich peaches to a variety of colorful melons, PCC has the best varieties of local, organic produce at the peak of ripeness. Get them while they’re in season! Also don’t miss our nutritionists’ picks: locally roasted in-shell peanuts, a refreshing skin spritz, and a fair trade cold-brew coffee with a splash of coconut milk and energizing maca, to name just a few.

Color me healthy

You’ve probably heard that carrots are good for eyesight, but did you know that the carotenes in red, yellow and purple carrots protect our bodies from a host of other ailments — and may even enhance physical attractiveness?

You’ve probably heard that carrots are good for eyesight, but did you know that the carotenes in red, yellow and purple carrots protect our bodies from a host of other ailments — and may even enhance physical attractiveness?

Recipes from the August 2017 issue

It’s hard to beat biting into a late-summer peach, so ripe and juicy it drizzles down your chin. But here’s a hot tip: peaches, nectarines and other summer stone fruit get even juicier, sweeter and more flavorful when roasted or grilled! Their jammy goodness pairs beautifully with a variety of ingredients, from wild prawns in a hearty entrée to coconut cream and berry sauce in an elegant vegan dessert.

It’s hard to beat biting into a late-summer peach, so ripe and juicy it drizzles down your chin. But here’s a hot tip: peaches, nectarines and other summer stone fruit get even juicier, sweeter and more flavorful when roasted or grilled! Their jammy goodness pairs beautifully with a variety of ingredients, from wild prawns in a hearty entrée to coconut cream and berry sauce in an elegant vegan dessert.

Letters to the editor

Coconut oil · Chicken welfare · Oils in deli foods · PCC shoppers’ desires · Greek yogurt impact · Valuing PCC

Coconut oil · Chicken welfare · Oils in deli foods · PCC shoppers’ desires · Greek yogurt impact · Valuing PCC

News bites

GE salmon in Indiana? · Contaminated drinking water · Produce tattoos · GMOs are WMDs? · Gulf of Mexico dead zone · Vegetable labels matter · Olive oil and brain health · Cosmetics complaints increase

GE salmon in Indiana? · Contaminated drinking water · Produce tattoos · GMOs are WMDs? · Gulf of Mexico dead zone · Vegetable labels matter · Olive oil and brain health · Cosmetics complaints increase

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about the biggest bee heist in California’s history, the fate of the U.S. pine nut industry, and how a vanilla bean shortage might impact your favorite ice cream and baked goods.

Learn about the biggest bee heist in California’s history, the fate of the U.S. pine nut industry, and how a vanilla bean shortage might impact your favorite ice cream and baked goods.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Board Trustee Report · Who is on the Board Now? · What are the 2017 – 2018 Board Committees and Appointments? · Next Board Meeting · Contact the board

Board Trustee Report · Who is on the Board Now? · What are the 2017 – 2018 Board Committees and Appointments? · Next Board Meeting · Contact the board

Sound Consumer, August 2017