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Sound Consumer, March 2018 | Issue No. 537 | Women

Women in food systems

Women are essential agents of change in creating better, stronger, food systems in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Read more to learn about a few of the outstanding Washington women in food systems to find out what motivates women in this work and what some of our next steps are.

Women are essential agents of change in creating better, stronger, food systems in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Read more to learn about a few of the outstanding Washington women in food systems to find out what motivates women in this work and what some of our next steps are.

A farm crisis is everybody’s crisis

As debates on the reauthorization of the 2018 Farm Bill are already underway, we share words of wisdom and warning from the former president of the National Family Farm Coalition. One key: we’re all in this together.

As debates on the reauthorization of the 2018 Farm Bill are already underway, we share words of wisdom and warning from the former president of the National Family Farm Coalition. One key: we’re all in this together.

Made by hand: Female producers remain true to themselves

PCC has a symbiotic relationship with the companies that source food and other products for us. We wanted to know how female producers handle growing pains, so we reached out to several who have been growing right along with us.

PCC has a symbiotic relationship with the companies that source food and other products for us. We wanted to know how female producers handle growing pains, so we reached out to several who have been growing right along with us.

Diversity and inclusion

At PCC, we highly value diversity and inclusion and are working to implement these values in numerous ways.

At PCC, we highly value diversity and inclusion and are working to implement these values in numerous ways.

Nutrition picks – Iron boosting foods

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world, in part because dietary iron is so poorly absorbed. Food sources of iron include dark green leafy veggies, lentils and soybeans; however, all plant sources of iron contain a “non-heme” form of iron, of which less than 10 percent actually is absorbed.

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world, in part because dietary iron is so poorly absorbed. Food sources of iron include dark green leafy veggies, lentils and soybeans; however, all plant sources of iron contain a “non-heme” form of iron, of which less than 10 percent actually is absorbed.

Recipes From The March 2018 Issue

As we take a closer look at women’s health this month, a common concern for many women is including enough iron. Thankfully there are some great natural resources to get more iron into your diet.

As we take a closer look at women’s health this month, a common concern for many women is including enough iron. Thankfully there are some great natural resources to get more iron into your diet.

Producer Partnerships

Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care – Empowering Women in Togo. Alaffia is one of only two Fair for Life certified body care organizations in the nation. In addition to creating amazing products, the company supports a wide range of Empowerment Projects, including several education-based projects, maternal health, eyeglasses and reforestation.

Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care – Empowering Women in Togo. Alaffia is one of only two Fair for Life certified body care organizations in the nation. In addition to creating amazing products, the company supports a wide range of Empowerment Projects, including several education-based projects, maternal health, eyeglasses and reforestation.

Letters to the editor

Thank you, PCC Advocates · Comment to USDA · Climate change strategy · Animal agriculture · Live cultures · Labeling hydroponics?

Thank you, PCC Advocates · Comment to USDA · Climate change strategy · Animal agriculture · Live cultures · Labeling hydroponics?

News bites

Women in aquaculture · Arctic vegetables · Preservatives harm guts · Plastic-free food · Glyphosate ban? · Algae to the rescue · Ag-gag is unconstitional · Cold hurts wheat · Food is medicine · Fighting for animal welfare · Victory for fish · B.C. goes organic

Women in aquaculture · Arctic vegetables · Preservatives harm guts · Plastic-free food · Glyphosate ban? · Algae to the rescue · Ag-gag is unconstitional · Cold hurts wheat · Food is medicine · Fighting for animal welfare · Victory for fish · B.C. goes organic

Our co-op community

Empowering children with celiac disease · PCC community grants · 2018 Q1 Grant winners · Social · Store highlight · PCC Cooks · March customer service star

Empowering children with celiac disease · PCC community grants · 2018 Q1 Grant winners · Social · Store highlight · PCC Cooks · March customer service star

PCC Board of Trustees Report

2018 PCC Annual Election · PCC Annual Election Frequently Asked Questions

2018 PCC Annual Election · PCC Annual Election Frequently Asked Questions · Next Board Meeting · Communicating with the Board

Sound Consumer, March 2018 | Issue No. 537 | Women