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Sound Consumer, February 2018 | Issue No. 536 | Health

Organics and health: Beyond our own bodies

The ways that food is produced, and particularly processes of animal production, have major implications on health outcomes globally. In November the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to our global health, food security and development today. Viruses, too, are growing more powerful and deadly. Many point to industrial meat production as a source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and an incubator for these new, stronger, and harder-to-control viral strains.

The ways that food is produced, and particularly processes of animal production, have major implications on health outcomes globally. In November the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to our global health, food security and development today. Viruses, too, are growing more powerful and deadly. Many point to industrial meat production as a source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and an incubator for these new, stronger, and harder-to-control viral strains.

Saving organic citrus: Research finds silver lining amid devastating statistics

Citrus crop damage and loss from citrus greening disease is getting worse. Thankfully, due in part to funding provided from PCC through The Organic Center, important discoveries are being made for best practices on how to cope with and even cure this industry-wide debilitating disease.

Citrus crop damage and loss from citrus greening disease is getting worse. Thankfully, due in part to funding provided from PCC through The Organic Center, important discoveries are being made for best practices on how to cope with and even cure this industry-wide debilitating disease.

Taking on food waste

More than 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted worldwide each year, about one third of the annual food that is grown. Food waste is not only a waste of money, but it is also a systemic waste — good food is not getting to those who desperately need it. At PCC, we minimize food waste in all our stores by rescuing as much food as we can and composting what we cannot keep.

More than 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted worldwide each year, about one third of the annual food that is grown. Food waste is not only a waste of money, but it is also a systemic waste — good food is not getting to those who desperately need it. At PCC, we minimize food waste in all our stores by rescuing as much food as we can and composting what we cannot keep.

Introducing online voting

We’re excited to share that PCC will offer members the option to vote online in the 2018 Election.

We’re excited to share that PCC will offer members the option to vote online in the 2018 Election.

In The Stores

Highlighting healthy snacks! PCC’s candied pecans, marinated Castelvetrano olives, pesto tortellini, and more.

Highlighting healthy snacks! PCC’s candied pecans, marinated Castelvetrano olives, pesto tortellini, and more.

Recipes From The February 2018 Issue

The healing powers of food are undeniable, but some help more than others! Americans struggle to consume their daily recommended vegetables, and one of the best ways to overcome this obstacle is to offer delicious options. Enjoy the process of treating yourself right by trying one of our well-tested recipes and incorporating produce in new ways.

The healing powers of food are undeniable, but some help more than others! Americans struggle to consume their daily recommended vegetables, and one of the best ways to overcome this obstacle is to offer delicious options. Enjoy the process of treating yourself right by trying one of our well-tested recipes and incorporating produce in new ways.

Producer Partnerships

With Theo Chocolate, Deb Music and Joe Whinney created the first organic, fair trade, non-GMO certified bean to bar chocolate company in North America, setting new standards for the industry.

With Theo Chocolate, Deb Music and Joe Whinney created the first organic, fair trade, non-GMO certified bean to bar chocolate company in North America, setting new standards for the industry.

Letters to the editor

Thank you · “Generic” store brand labels? · Nutritional yeast: Folate vs. Folic acid · Glyphosate spraying · Shelf tags

Thank you · “Generic” store brand labels? · Nutritional yeast: Folate vs. Folic acid · Glyphosate spraying · Shelf tags

News bites

Farm-to-school benefits · Returning land · Protecting gipsa · App for farmworkers · Organic Valley goes solar · Bad weather for wheat · NAFTA’s health impacts · Vegan animal testing · Insecticides hurt songbirds · More maple syrup · Seaweed sunscreen · Dicamba cutoff · Corporate consolidation · Healthy family meals

Farm-to-school benefits · Returning land · Protecting gipsa · App for farmworkers · Organic Valley goes solar · Bad weather for wheat · NAFTA’s health impacts · Vegan animal testing · Insecticides hurt songbirds · More maple syrup · Seaweed sunscreen · Dicamba cutoff · Corporate consolidation · Healthy family meals

Our co-op community

Store highlight: Greenlake Aurora donates eggs · Partnership highlight: Farms for life · Food drive wrap-up · Bagged apple program reminder · Be mine, Valentine craft events at PCC · PCC Cooks · February customer service star

Store highlight: Greenlake Aurora donates eggs · Partnership highlight: Farms for life · Food drive wrap-up · Bagged apple program reminder · Be mine, Valentine craft events at PCC · PCC Cooks · February customer service star

Sound Consumer, February 2018 | Issue No. 536 | Health