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Sound Consumer, February 2019 | Issue No. 546

Fracking on Farms

A growing number of farmers are concerned about acreage destroyed by oil and gas fracking. PCC and our National Organic Coalition partners are advocating solutions.

A growing number of farmers are concerned about acreage destroyed by oil and gas fracking. PCC and our National Organic Coalition partners are advocating solutions.

Most GE Foods Exempt from National Labeling

Many loopholes in the federal law for labeling genetically engineered foods mean one in six GE foods won’t get labeled at all. The rule also does not require disclosure on actual food labels.

Many loopholes in the federal law for labeling genetically engineered foods mean one in six GE foods won’t get labeled at all. The rule also does not require disclosure on actual food labels.

Biochar and Carbon

Incorporating charcoal into soil can reduce carbon emissions by 65 to 69 percent. This historic practice also improves soil health, increasing nutrient and water retention, improving plant fertility.

Incorporating charcoal into soil can reduce carbon emissions by 65 to 69 percent. This historic practice also improves soil health, increasing nutrient and water retention, improving plant fertility.

PCC Member Benefit Update

PCC trustees and management are evaluating whether changes should be made to the PCC member benefit. Our goal is to reward members equitably.

PCC trustees and management are evaluating whether changes should be made to the PCC member benefit. Our goal is to reward members equitably.

Food Choices to Help Reduce Cancer Risks

Many of us know that eating healthy foods and getting exercise are important for our health. But we may not realize how powerful those practices can be to reduce risks of cancer.

Many of us know that eating healthy foods and getting exercise are important for our health. But we may not realize how powerful those practices can be to reduce risks of cancer.

News Bites

Organic Ag commissioner  •  GE fish not labeled in Canada  •  Kyrgyzstan goes 100% organic  •  Freeze hits California citrus  •  Shutdown impacts National Organic Program  •  Farm Bill expands co-ops  •  US votes no on global nutrition  •  GE trials stopped in Tanzania  •  China limits glyphosate  •  US cheese glut  •  Pesticide residues on foods  •  Driverless grocery delivery  •  Oyster reef decline

Organic Ag commissioner  •  GE fish not labeled in Canada  •  Kyrgyzstan goes 100% organic  •  Freeze hits California citrus  •  Shutdown impacts National Organic Program  •  Farm Bill expands co-ops  •  US votes no on global nutrition  •  GE trials stopped in Tanzania  •  China limits glyphosate  •  US cheese glut  •  Pesticide residues on foods  •  Driverless grocery delivery  •  Oyster reef decline

Letters to the Editor

Recipe appreciation  •  Palm oil concerns  •  Deli packaging  •  Nitrates, nitrites and cured meats  •  Product changes

Recipe appreciation  •  Palm oil concerns  •  Deli packaging  •  Nitrates, nitrites and cured meats  •  Product changes

More Fair Trade Berries

All Driscoll’s berries from the Baja (California and Mexico) now are Fair Trade Certified.

All Driscoll’s berries from the Baja (California and Mexico) now are Fair Trade Certified.

Our Co-op Community

February Customer Service Star  •  Zero Waste valentine crafting for kids  •  Clam chowder cook-off  •  The farm-to-school bagged apple program is supporting $60,000 in funds to local non-profits, Green Plate Special, Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center, and Washington Green Schools  •  Innoventures 2019

February Customer Service Star  •  Zero Waste valentine crafting for kids  •  Clam chowder cook-off  •  The farm-to-school bagged apple program is supporting $60,000 in funds to local non-profits, Green Plate Special, Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center, and Washington Green Schools  •  Innoventures 2019

Sound Consumer, February 2019 | Issue No. 546