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Sound Consumer, January 2019 | Issue No. 545 | Food Waste

REDUCING FOOD WASTE IN THE NEW YEAR

The Pacific Coast Collaborative works with leaders along the West Coast to address climate change. Last year the collaborative officially expanded its focus to include food waste.

The Pacific Coast Collaborative works with leaders along the West Coast to address climate change. Last year the collaborative officially expanded its focus to include food waste.

MEET PCC BOARD MEMBERS

PCC is launching a new outreach effort in 2019 to give members an opportunity to talk directly with some of PCC’s Board of Trustees and management team.

PCC is launching a new outreach effort in 2019 to give members an opportunity to talk directly with some of PCC’s Board of Trustees and management team.

PLANT-FORWARD EATING

A movement toward a plant-forward diet is emerging for personal and planetary reasons. A plant-forward diet is healthier and reduces our carbon footprint.

A movement toward a plant-heavy diet is emerging for personal and planetary reasons. A plant-centered diet is healthier and reduces our carbon footprint.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH PCC COOKS

PCC Cooks offers the largest collection of classes to date this winter quarter. We are discontinuing the print catalog in 2019 but we still will be offering the same exciting classes with many ways to stay informed.

PCC Cooks offers the largest collection of classes to date this winter quarter. We are discontinuing the print catalog in 2019 but we still will be offering the same exciting classes with many ways to stay informed.

2018 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

The Seattle Business Magazine honored PCC in the annual Community Impact Awards as the 2018 Best Business of the Year for midsize companies. This award marks an achievement for the whole PCC community.

The Seattle Business Magazine honored PCC in the annual Community Impact Awards as the 2018 Best Business of the Year for midsize companies. This award marks an achievement for the whole PCC community.

UPDATES TO MEMBER BENEFITS

PCC has formed a joint board/management task force to evaluate our member benefit and consider whether changes should be made to best meet the needs of PCC and its members. We have gained some valuable insight and will be conducting focus groups to continue to explore this theme.

PCC has formed a joint board/management task force to evaluate our member benefit and consider whether changes should be made to best meet the needs of PCC and its members. We have gained some valuable insight and will be conducting focus groups to continue to explore this theme.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

PCC Community Markets now is powered by 100 percent renewable wind power. We’ve achieved this by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits .

PCC Community Markets now is powered by 100 percent renewable wind power. We’ve achieved this by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits .

PRODUCER PARTNERSHIP – HUNEY JUN

The creators of Huney Jun kombucha found that using raw honey in place of sugar created a less acidic and tastier product — and an opportunity to promote pollinator protection.

The creators of Huney Jun kombucha found that using raw honey in place of sugar created a less acidic and tastier product — and an opportunity to promote pollinator protection.

NEW WAYS TO USE FOOD WASTE AT HOME

There are many tricks to reducing food waste in our kitchens. Creative solutions include attention to shopping and storage, saving scraps, and even applying food waste directly on our gardens.

There are many tricks to reducing food waste in our kitchens. Creative solutions include attention to shopping and storage, saving scraps, and even applying food waste directly on our gardens.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Waxy apples  •  Silicone and D-4  •  Microplastics in sea salt?  •  Dipotassium phosphate  •  Glyphosate concerns  •  Meat trays

Waxy apples  •  Silicone and D-4  •  Microplastics in sea salt?  •  Dipotassium phosphate  •  Glyphosate concerns  •  Meat trays

POLICY UPDATES

Farm Bill  •  National Organic Standards Board  •  Glyphosate petition

Farm Bill  •  National Organic Standards Board  •  Glyphosate petition

OUR CO-OP COMMUNITY

Access for blind shoppers  •  17th annual Polar Bear Plunge  •  Salmon in the City  •  Honeybee Habitat Restoration  •  January customer service star

Access for blind shoppers  •  17th annual Polar Bear Plunge  •  Salmon in the City  •  Honeybee Habitat Restoration  •  January customer service star

NEWS BITES

Food waste initiative  •  Sugar labels?  •  Dropping SNAP?  •  Glyphosate in our hair  •  Herbicides and antibiotic resistance  •  Lab-grown meat  •  Deceptive health bars?  •  Humane eggs?  •  PVC risks  •  Leaky stomachs  •  Cod and the blob  •  Pesticides and thyroid health

Food waste initiative  •  Sugar labels?  •  Dropping SNAP?  •  Glyphosate in our hair  •  Herbicides and antibiotic resistance  •  Lab-grown meat  •  Deceptive health bars?  •  Humane eggs?  •  PVC risks  •  Leaky stomachs  •  Cod and the blob  •  Pesticides and thyroid health

Sound Consumer, January 2019 | Issue No. 545 | Food Waste