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Sound Consumer, July/August 2021 | Issue No. 564

DIFFERENT GENERATIONS, DIFFERENT HEROES

Leah Penniman and Alice Waters, leaders of the sustainable food movement from different generations and perspectives, talked with the Real Organic Project about creating a better world.

Leah Penniman and Alice Waters, leaders of the sustainable food movement from different generations and perspectives, talked with the Real Organic Project about creating a better world.

SAVING FARMLAND, SUPPORTING FARMWORKERS

Providing affordable housing for farmworkers could be a responsible approach to preserving land. A land trust on the Olympic Peninsula recently took on this challenge.

Providing affordable housing for farmworkers could be a responsible approach to preserving land. A land trust on the Olympic Peninsula recently took on this challenge.

PLANTAINS AND PATIENCE

Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains are Donna Moodie’s delicious tribute to her mother’s hospitality.

Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains are Donna Moodie’s delicious tribute to her mother’s hospitality.

ANNIE’S TAKES STEPS TO ADDRESS PHTHLATES

Chemicals developed nearly a century ago for PVC pipes and pesticides are now in our food chain. Annie’s Homegrown has pledged to eliminate ortho-phthalates from its mac and cheese production.

Chemicals developed nearly a century ago for PVC pipes and pesticides are now in our food chain. Annie’s Homegrown has pledged to eliminate ortho-phthalates from its mac and cheese production.

FORWARD THINKING FEDERAL LEGISLATION

PCC is supporting several pieces of federal legislation aimed at everything from increasing equity in the agricultural system to addressing toxic heavy metals in baby food.

PCC is supporting several pieces of federal legislation aimed at everything from increasing equity in the agricultural system to addressing toxic heavy metals in baby food.

NEW FOOD ACCESS WEB PAGE

Visit PCC’s new food access webpage to learn about the many ways we strive to make fresh, nutritious food available throughout our community.

Visit PCC’s new food access webpage to learn about the many ways we strive to make fresh, nutritious food available throughout our community.

NEWS BITES

Natural blue food color  •  Prickly pear fuel  •  Expanding BIPOC farm  •  Local food facility?  •  GMO crops  •  Food Waste Action Plan  •  Cereal lawsuit settlement  •  Microplastics testing  •  Reaching “peak meat”  •  Jovial Foods CEO  •  Climate change lobbying  •  Reusable coffee cups  •  Plum Organics sold  •  Honoring berry breeder  •  Premium coffee shortage  •  Mushrooming interest

Natural blue food color  •  Prickly pear fuel  •  Expanding BIPOC farm  •  Local food facility?  •  GMO crops  •  Food Waste Action Plan  •  Cereal lawsuit settlement  •  Microplastics testing  •  Reaching “peak meat”  •  Jovial Foods CEO  •  Climate change lobbying  •  Reusable coffee cups  •  Plum Organics sold  •  Honoring berry breeder  •  Premium coffee shortage  •  Mushrooming interest

FAREWELL TO SCOTT MCCORMICK

Scott McCormick retired as PCC’s Director of Operations after a 31-year PCC career that included working at nine different stores.

Scott McCormick retired as PCC’s Director of Operations after a 31-year PCC career that included working at nine different stores.

PCC CUSTOMER SERVICE STARS

Meet Emma Cook from the Green Lake Village PCC, Sylvie Koester from Issaquah PCC, Chris Sullivan from Edmonds PCC and Douglas Wellman from Bellevue PCC.

Meet Emma Cook from the Green Lake Village PCC, Sylvie Koester from Issaquah PCC, Chris Sullivan from Edmonds PCC and Douglas Wellman from Bellevue PCC.

Sound Consumer, July/August 2021 | Issue No. 564