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.
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Sound Consumer, June 2019 | Issue No. 547
Climate change is affecting our crops and our food supply, but one of humanity’s oldest farming practices—saving seeds—could help blunt these unpredictable impacts.
Bulk bath products • Offering organic foods • Grass-fed butter? • Reducing cancer risks • Better packaging options
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Puget Soundkeeper • Spring Grant Recipients • Party in the Park at Bridle Trails State Park • 45th Annual Pride Parade • June customer service star
Read candidate biographies for PCC’s 2019 Board of Trustees election and get directions on casting your vote.