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Sound Consumer, November/December 2020 | Issue No. 560

The Evolution of Seattle’s Food Banks

Founders of Seattle’s first food banks thought their work would be done in a matter of months. A half-century later, food banks have grown into essential services, evolving to serve their communities as best they can.

Founders of Seattle’s first food banks thought their work would be done in a matter of months. A half-century later, food banks have grown into essential services, evolving to serve their communities as best they can.

Bringing Nigerian Flavors to Home Kitchens

After moving to Seattle, Lilian Ryland was stunned to learn how hard it was to find Nigerian food here. She founded her own line of Naija Buka sauces so home cooks can easily make classic dishes like jollof rice.

After moving to Seattle, Lilian Ryland was stunned to learn how hard it was to find Nigerian food here. She founded her own line of Naija Buka sauces so home cooks can easily make classic dishes like jollof rice.

“We Had to Get Creative”

The owners of Sky Island Farm, a Black-owned farm built with determination and against significant odds, are cultivating new ground in Washington state.

The owners of Sky Island Farm, a Black-owned farm built with determination and against significant odds, are cultivating new ground in Washington state.

Holiday Tamales are “a Reason to Bring People Together”

A pivotal journey from Ecuador to Mexico set the course of Sarah Canul’s career. She’ll be teaching a PCC cooking class on tamale making, one of many holiday-themed classes scheduled for the season.

A pivotal journey from Ecuador to Mexico set the course of Sarah Canul’s career. She’ll be teaching a PCC cooking class on tamale making, one of many holiday-themed classes scheduled for the season.

Confessions of an Interim Vegan

Sarah Reeves changed her eating habits after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. But she got a lot to think about when friends assumed she was following a vegan diet.

Sarah Reeves changed her eating habits after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. But she got a lot to think about when friends assumed she was following a vegan diet.

Q&A with “Standards-Bearer” Terry Deblasio

In her years at PCC, Terry DeBlasio influenced the nation when it came to supporting small, local businesses producing high-quality soaps, shampoos, skin creams, and other health and body care products.

In her years at PCC, Terry DeBlasio influenced the nation when it came to supporting small, local businesses producing high-quality soaps, shampoos, skin creams, and other health and body care products.

Label Lowdown: USDA Organic

What does it really mean to be certified organic? Take a look at what the USDA Organic label does —and does not — guarantee.

What does it really mean to be certified organic? Take a look at what the USDA Organic label does —and does not — guarantee.

Fighting for True GE Transparency

Led by the legal team at the Center for Food Safety (CFS), PCC joined other plaintiffs this past summer in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its rule on genetically engineered (GE) food labeling.

Led by the legal team at the Center for Food Safety (CFS), PCC joined other plaintiffs this past summer in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its rule on genetically engineered (GE) food labeling.

PCC and Real Change are Rooted Together

Real Change newspaper vendors became established at PCC soon after the paper was founded. Meet some of the vendors who maintain close relationships with shoppers at their assigned stores.

Real Change newspaper vendors became established at PCC soon after the paper was founded. Meet some of the vendors who maintain close relationships with shoppers at their assigned stores.

Letters to the Editor

No calorie counting  •  Organic poultry scorecard  •  Selling white sage  •  Coconut milk concerns

No calorie counting  •  Organic poultry scorecard  •  Selling white sage  •  Coconut milk concerns

News Bites

Organic pioneer awards  •  Arsenic limits in rice cereal  •  Frost-resistant sorghum  •  Cookbook database  •  PFAS ban  •  Funding organics research  •  Salmon labeling lawsuit  •  Cranberry health claims  •  Stevia penalties  •  Fruit breeder honored  •  “Molecular” coffee roastery  •  Old Apple Tree dies

Organic pioneer awards  •  Arsenic limits in rice cereal  •  Frost-resistant sorghum  •  Cookbook database  •  PFAS ban  •  Funding organics research  •  Salmon labeling lawsuit  •  Cranberry health claims  •  Stevia penalties  •  Fruit breeder honored  •  “Molecular” coffee roastery  •  Old Apple Tree dies

PCC Grants Support Social Action and Environmental Stewardship

Meet the latest recipients of PCC community grants, featuring programs focused on food justice, training and opportunities, green environmental infrastructure and keeping young people out of the criminal legal system.

Meet the latest recipients of PCC community grants, featuring programs focused on food justice, training and opportunities, green environmental infrastructure and keeping young people out of the criminal legal system.

Sustainability Report

PCC’s refrigeration systems are using a simple yet effective energy-saving technology to work toward our goal of 10% energy use reduction by 2022.

PCC’s refrigeration systems are using a simple yet effective energy-saving technology to work toward our goal of 10% energy use reduction by 2022.

PCC Board Updates

Highlights from the third-quarter meeting of the PCC Board of Trustees.

Highlights from the third-quarter meeting of the PCC Board of Trustees.

Sound Consumer, November/December 2020 | Issue No. 560