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Sound Consumer, April 2018 | Issue No. 538 | Pollinators

Insects for food security

Pollinators contribute to the production of crops as diverse as avocados, almonds, apples, canola, chocolate, coffee and pumpkins, as well as a huge range of things we typically feed to livestock, such as alfalfa and clover. Based on current estimates, pollinators – such as bees – are responsible for about one of every three bites of food or drink that we consume.

Pollinators contribute to the production of crops as diverse as avocados, almonds, apples, canola, chocolate, coffee and pumpkins, as well as a huge range of things we typically feed to livestock, such as alfalfa and clover. Based on current estimates, pollinators – such as bees – are responsible for about one of every three bites of food or drink that we consume.

Introducing PCC’s Protect the Pollinators project

In many places pollinator communities are in decline. Don’t despair – help make a difference! Join PCC’s Protect the Pollinators Project. Purchase and plant pollinator-positive plants in your yards and gardens and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same. Become a citizen scientist and join efforts across the country to count pollinators. Share your photographs to help build pollinator-positive excitement and win prizes!

In many places pollinator communities are in decline. Don’t despair – help make a difference! Join PCC’s Protect the Pollinators Project. Purchase and plant pollinator-positive plants in your yards and gardens and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same. Become a citizen scientist and join efforts across the country to count pollinators. Share your photographs to help build pollinator-positive excitement and win prizes!

Gardens for the bees

I used to think of my work as growing organic food for humans. These days I prefer to consider the whole effort as growing food for bees. Feeding humans is an incidental perk.

I used to think of my work as growing organic food for humans. These days I prefer to consider the whole effort as growing food for bees. Feeding humans is an incidental perk.

Nutrition Picks – Apitherapy: Nutritional and medicinal properties of bee products

In addition to their important work as pollinators, honey-bees produce some amazingly nutritious food products. Honey, bee pollen, propolis and royal jelly can be collected from honeybees and used for a wide range of medicinal and nutritional properties.

In addition to their important work as pollinators, honey-bees produce some amazingly nutritious food products. Honey, bee pollen, propolis and royal jelly can be collected from honeybees and used for a wide range of medicinal and nutritional properties.

PCC’s 2018 Annual Election

PCC’s Annual Election is just around the corner. Get ready to cast your vote!

PCC’s Annual Election is just around the corner. Get ready to cast your vote!

Recipes From The April 2018 Issue

It’s easy to get excited about the emerging growth of spring as our corner of the world begins to warm. Whether you are pulling from your garden or from our produce aisles, here are a few recipes to help you celebrate the spring season.

It’s easy to get excited about the emerging growth of spring as our corner of the world begins to warm. Whether you are pulling from your garden or from our produce aisles, here are a few recipes to help you celebrate the spring season.

Producer Partnerships

Leslie Mackie opened Macrina Bakery in 1993, fulfilling a life-long dream to own a business of her own.

Leslie Mackie opened Macrina Bakery in 1993, fulfilling a life-long dream to own a business of her own.

Celebrating Spring

This April we celebrate the arrival of spring and honor the earth by highlighting those that are largely unseen: the insects and animals that pollinate our fruits and flowers and help maintain our food system.

This April we celebrate the arrival of spring and honor the earth by highlighting those that are largely unseen: the insects and animals that pollinate our fruits and flowers and help maintain our food system.

Letters to the editor

Compliments to the chefs · Iodine in salt? · Pesticide exposure · Olive oil selection · Recyclable coffee bags? · Regenerative pasturing

Compliments to the chefs · Iodine in salt? · Pesticide exposure · Olive oil selection · Recyclable coffee bags? · Regenerative pasturing

News bites

Better bread · Young farmers · No more manure · Organics Improve Fertility · Don’t kiss chickens · Bad prison food · Sustainable cocktails · Treating honeybees · Jellyfish chips · No Net Pens · Worker safety concerns · Hops up · Good news for coffee

Better bread · Young farmers · No more manure · Organics Improve Fertility · Don’t kiss chickens · Bad prison food · Sustainable cocktails · Treating honeybees · Jellyfish chips · No Net Pens · Worker safety concerns · Hops up · Good news for coffee

Our co-op community

Farm-to-school bagged apples · Market Nights with United Way of King County and Solid Ground · Spreading food knowledge in the community · Mother’s Day Craft event – Save the date! · Empty Bowls fundraiser at Burien Community Center · Taste of Burien · Burien Clean Sweep · Green Lake Food Walk · The Barn Raiser · April Customer Service Star

Farm-to-school bagged apples · Market Nights with United Way of King County and Solid Ground · Spreading food knowledge in the community · Mother’s Day Craft event – Save the date! · Empty Bowls fundraiser at Burien Community Center · Taste of Burien · Burien Clean Sweep · Green Lake Food Walk · The Barn Raiser · April Customer Service Star

Sound Consumer, April 2018 | Issue No. 538 | Pollinators