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Sound Consumer, June 2019 | Issue No. 547

THE SOBERING DETAILS BEHIND THE LATEST SEED MONOPOLY CHART

The seed industry is facing a troubling trend, as a few big seed companies keep swallowing up smaller ones. The consolidation leads to fewer choices, higher prices and a weakened food security system.

The seed industry is facing a troubling trend, as a few big seed companies keep swallowing up smaller ones. The consolidation leads to fewer choices, higher prices and a weakened food security system.

letters to the editor

Bulk bath products  •  Offering organic foods  •  Grass-fed butter?  •  Reducing cancer risks  •  Better packaging options

ABulk bath products  •  Offering organic foods  •  Grass-fed butter?  •  Reducing cancer risks  •  Better packaging options

2018 co-op purposes report

How is PCC progressing on its social, environmental, and financial goals? The latest edition of our Co-op Purposes Report shares financial data and specifics on successes and challenges. Among the good news: We have achieved our goal of purchasing 100% renewable energy, or the equivalent energy credits, for our stores.

How is PCC progressing on its social, environmental, and financial goals? The latest edition of our Co-op Purposes Report shares financial data and specifics on successes and challenges. Among the good news: We have achieved our goal of purchasing 100% renewable energy, or the equivalent energy credits, for our stores.

fighting ge salmon with local tribes

Many Coast Salish tribal members fervently oppose a plan to bring genetically engineered (GE) salmon into U.S. markets. Here’s why one leader feels like “the last line of defense” on the salmon’s behalf.

Many Coast Salish tribal members fervently oppose a plan to bring genetically engineered (GE) salmon into U.S. markets. Here’s why one leader feels like “the last line of defense” on the salmon’s behalf.

PCC in D.C.

Learn about food production issues PCC raised with Congressional offices during a “fly-in” to our nation’s capital with the National Organic Coalition. We believe PCC’s voice — your voice — needs to be heard by lawmakers.

Learn about food production issues PCC raised with Congressional offices during a “fly-in” to our nation’s capital with the National Organic Coalition. We believe PCC’s voice — your voice — needs to be heard by lawmakers.

get involved for orca action month

June is Orca Action Month, a chance to celebrate one of our region’s most iconic species and the waters we share. Highlighted events range from a festival to beach cleanups.

June is Orca Action Month, a chance to celebrate one of our region’s most iconic species and the waters we share. Highlighted events range from a festival to beach cleanups.

News Bites

Orca fishing restrictions  •  More organic farms  •  Future 50 foods  •  School lunch lawsuit  •  95% recycling rate  •  Refining shade-grown standards  •  Legal rights for Lake Erie  •  The right to repair  •  Air pollution from corn  •  Backyard chicken disease  •  Targeting animal farm pollution  •  A new crop: solar energy

Orca fishing restrictions  •  More organic farms  •  Future 50 foods  •  School lunch lawsuit  •  95% recycling rate  •  Refining shade-grown standards  •  Legal rights for Lake Erie  •  The right to repair  •  Air pollution from corn  •  Backyard chicken disease  •  Targeting animal farm pollution  •  A new crop: solar energy

sustainability report

PCC monitors more than 150 environmental metrics in our stores, from electricity use to refrigeration to fleet vehicle fuel. Read more about the new sustainability software we’ve adopted to help us track consumption and target conservation.

PCC monitors more than 150 environmental metrics in our stores, from electricity use to refrigeration to fleet vehicle fuel. Read more about the new sustainability software we’ve adopted to help us track consumption and target conservation.

Our co-op community

Puget Soundkeeper  •  Spring Grant Recipients  •  Party in the Park at Bridle Trails State Park  •  45th Annual Pride Parade  •  June customer service star

Puget Soundkeeper  •  Spring Grant Recipients  •  Party in the Park at Bridle Trails State Park  •  45th Annual Pride Parade  •  June customer service star

pcc 2019 election

Read candidate biographies for PCC’s 2019 Board of Trustees election and get directions on casting your vote.

Read candidate biographies for PCC’s 2019 Board of Trustees election and get directions on casting your vote.

Sound Consumer, June 2019 | Issue No. 547