The National Organic Standards Board meets in Seattle April 24-26, providing a rare direct opportunity to speak out on organic food and agriculture requirements. Learn about some longstanding issues facing organic and how you can bring your voice to the meeting.
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Sound Consumer, April 2019 | Issue No. 548
The snowy winter caused some unexpected hardships for farmers. At Nash’s Organic Produce, hungry trumpeter swans, Canada geese and ducks devoured a valuable crop of purple sprouting broccoli.
‘Natural flavors’ in butter? • Saving chinook salmon for orcas • Amending gardens with biochar • PCC member benefits • GE food labeling
Thinking about food? • Diet sodas linked to strokes • Saving prime soil • Hazardous residues despite ban • USDA’s narrow focus • Smell before consuming? • Elk damage • Endangered species in fish & chips? • Who buys cauliflower? • ‘Grossed out’ by GMOs? • Credit union support • GE cattle? • Is milk healthy? • Blizzard kills Washington cows • Avocado opportunity? • More fruit in the South
A few simple yet innovative changes in PCC’s refrigeration systems are saving a great deal of energy. Here’s an update on our pledge to reduce our total energy use by 10 percent by 2022.
Hydroponic petition • ‘Green’ legislation
It’s truly spring in the Pacific Northwest once locally grown asparagus arrives at PCC. These satisfying kitchen-tested recipes will help you make the most of it.
Growing FareStart partnership • Farmland forever drive • Kirkland volunteer opportunities • Games for Good • Issaquah Rotary Grape Escape • Y-WE career day • April customer service star
Is sustainability a big enough goal for our ecosystems? Leaders in organic agriculture are now talking about regenerative agriculture, trying to go beyond sustainability and rebuild what has already been damaged.
An educational online game lets players trace real fish as they migrate from freshwater springs to the Pacific Ocean. It’s part of a campaign to save steelhead and salmon organized by local nonprofit Long Live The Kings.
A report on the February meeting and key dates for the 2019 Annual Members Meeting and election.