After a decade of behind-the-scenes work, PCC has officially adopted a new standard for our fresh chicken eggs, requiring that our suppliers’ hens all have access to the outdoors. PCC is one of just two major grocery chains to achieve this high standard.
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Sound Consumer, March/April 2020 | Issue No. 556
Practically every egg carton on the shelf advertises attractive-sounding claims. We look a little deeper to see what these labels do—and, just as important, don’t— guarantee.
Health codes around the U.S. bar customers from using their own containers in many situations at markets and restaurants. That’s changing in some jurisdictions, and Washington state’s Board of Health is considering revised guidelines too.
Not everyone who loves eating seafood is comfortable preparing it at home. Seattle cookbook author Naomi Tomky shares knowledge and recipes in “The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook.”
How can we raise healthy eaters in today’s society? We talked with writer and food advocate Bettina Elias Siegel, who studies the culture, science, politics and marketing that shape family meals.
Learn how Patty Pan Grill, the longest-standing concession stand at Seattle’s farmers markets, evolved into a workers co-op that produces tamales and tortillas and hosts a community “Humble Feast.”
Too many studies on organic farming—and the headlines they generate—are concentrated solely on short-term results and fail to take into account what tomorrow will look like.
Earth Day is turning 50 this year, and Northwest organizers hope it’s a chance to move forward together, taking specific actions to build a sustainable community.
From pretzels to protein powder, producers are finding new ways to reclaim food byproducts that once would have gone to waste.
Most alcohol labeling is regulated by a different set of laws and rules than the rest of the food world. Learn about this complex system and about a local winery that’s now voluntarily disclosing more information on its labels.
Washington could become the third state to require overtime pay for farm workers, depending on the outcome of a lawsuit being considered by the state Supreme Court.
A pilot PCC grant program is supporting projects at three organic farms and production facilities in Washington state, with more to come.
A pilot program at our West Seattle store aims to not only expand our bulk health and body care offerings, but also offer more environmentally sustainable packaging. New bulk products in that store range from organic witch hazel to beeswax pellets.
Four times a year, PCC provides grants of up to $4,000 to two organizations engaging in environmental stewardship and social action. Learn how our latest grants will help one agency supporting healthy food meals for high school students and another studying the effects of microplastics in seafood.
Every day, at every PCC store, drivers arrive from agencies that partner with PCC and load up their vehicles with donated food that the store staff has selected and sorted that morning. We’re working on improving our end of a complex system that helps nourish everyone from children to elders.
PCC’s newest store will be in one of its oldest neighborhoods. A new PCC planned for the Central District is scheduled to open by summer.
PCC recently conducted its first ever in-depth water audit, analyzing every water-using component of our Fremont store. Learn how you can do a similar check in your own home.
Compostable packaging • The true cost of eggs • Personalized member benefits • Hot bar prices • Glyphosate use and organics • Carbon offsets
Regulating olive oil • New strawberry variety • Robotic apple pickers • Blueberry producer fined • Kelp industry grows • Seafood sales fraud • Junk food ads • Wastewater, salmon & orcas • Family farm bankruptcies • Climate change poll • Water privatization • Ice cellars failing • Forest logging study • Updated winery rules • Ruby chocolate permit • Sugar imports rise • New NOSB members
Meet Mi Tran from PCC’s Kirkland store and Ian Burgess from Redmond
PCC is trying to bring our members together more frequently over a shared love of food and PCC’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Election information • Board meeting report