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Sound Consumer, January/February 2022 | Issue No. 567

How Meatless Monday became an everyday idea

Kim O’Donnel, an early champion of Meatless Mondays, tells how it went from under-the-radar public health initiative to a mainstream success. The cookbook author also shares one of her favorite meatless recipes.

Kim O’Donnel, an early champion of Meatless Mondays, tells how it went from under-the-radar public health initiative to a mainstream success. The cookbook author also shares one of her favorite meatless recipes.

PCC grants give back to community

Seven local nonprofits will share $35,000 in PCC Community Grants to help cultivate local organic food systems and support diverse communities.

Seven local nonprofits will share $35,000 in PCC Community Grants to help cultivate local organic food systems and support diverse communities.

Baking beautifully with Cannelle et Vanille

Try out Aran Goyoaga’s Peanut Butter-Banana Cookies, a recipe from her new book. The “Cannelle et Vanille” author and photographer will also teach an upcoming PCC cooking class.

Try out Aran Goyoaga’s Peanut Butter-Banana Cookies, a recipe from her new book. The “Cannelle et Vanille” author and photographer will also teach an upcoming PCC cooking class.

A new era for a small planet

Fifty years after “Diet for a Small Planet” changed eating habits and lives, Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé have a message of hope and resilience for today’s world.

Fifty years after “Diet for a Small Planet” changed eating habits and lives, Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé have a message of hope and resilience for today’s world.

Tips on choosing cheese

Courtney Johnson, executive director of the Washington State Cheesemakers Association and a longtime PCC cheese specialist, offers thoughts on cheese pairings, budget buys and three of her favorite local cheeses.

Courtney Johnson, executive director of the Washington State Cheesemakers Association and a longtime PCC cheese specialist, offers thoughts on cheese pairings, budget buys and three of her favorite local cheeses.

Chopped winner “Chef Emme” brings school food full circle

Emme Ribeiro Collins discovered Seattle’s school lunches in first grade, when she moved to Seattle from Brazil with her family. Now, the “Chopped” TV show winner is executive chef of Seattle Public Schools, working to make school lunches nourishing, appealing and inclusive.

Emme Ribeiro Collins discovered Seattle’s school lunches in first grade, when she moved to Seattle from Brazil with her family. Now, the “Chopped” TV show winner is executive chef of Seattle Public Schools, working to make school lunches nourishing, appealing and inclusive.

Black farmers, Bittman and the way forward

Local farmer Melony Edwards, a Sound Consumer contributor and board member of the National Young Farmers Coalition, talks about farming journeys and the future with author-filmmaker Natalie Baszile and food writer Mark Bittman.

Local farmer Melony Edwards, a Sound Consumer contributor and board member of the National Young Farmers Coalition, talks about farming journeys and the future with author-filmmaker Natalie Baszile and food writer Mark Bittman.

New guidelines for lower sodium

Read about new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goals for reducing sodium in commercially processed, packaged and prepared foods.

Read about new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goals for reducing sodium in commercially processed, packaged and prepared foods.

Lactose intolerance over time

By some estimates, up to 75% of the global population loses the ability to digest lactose at some point, many not until mid to late adulthood. Our Bastyr University correspondent shares the latest research.

By some estimates, up to 75% of the global population loses the ability to digest lactose at some point, many not until mid to late adulthood. Our Bastyr University correspondent shares the latest research.

Humanity and a grocery “hub for hope”

The expanded new Ballard Food Bank was designed to honor the humanity and dignity of people who need its services. Board member Hsiao-Ching Chou volunteers there because she can’t abide how many of our neighbors are chronically hungry.

The expanded new Ballard Food Bank was designed to honor the humanity and dignity of people who need its services. Board member Hsiao-Ching Chou volunteers there because she can’t abide how many of our neighbors are chronically hungry.

Kim Vu appointed to PCC Board

Kim Vu, vice president of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) at Seattle-based Remitly, has joined the PCC Board of Trustees. Her work in financial services focuses on corporate social responsibility, ESG and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Kim Vu, vice president of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) at Seattle-based Remitly, has joined the PCC Board of Trustees. Her work in financial services focuses on corporate social responsibility, ESG and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Letters

Fluorination packaging concerns  •  Self-check lanes  •  Reusable bulk containers  •  White sage and almonds  •  Member-only offers

Fluorination packaging concerns  •  Self-check lanes  •  Reusable bulk containers  •  White sage and almonds  •  Member-only offers

News bites

Off-farm income  •  Seattle Giving Groves  •  Farm production  • Filipino food film  •  Airborne microplastics  •  Right to food  •  New conservation director  •  Meatpacking investigation  •  Roundup cancer lawsuits  •  Future Farmers of America  •  Coffee and climate change  •  Yakama Nation farm  •  Whale food studies  •  Protecting habitat  •  Bullying over allergies  •  Puget Sound waste  •  Managing state lands

Off-farm income  •  Seattle Giving Groves  •  Farm production  • Filipino food film  •  Airborne microplastics  •  Right to food  •  New conservation director  •  Meatpacking investigation  •  Roundup cancer lawsuits  •  Future Farmers of America  •  Coffee and climate change  •  Yakama Nation farm  •  Whale food studies  •  Protecting habitat  •  Bullying over allergies  •  Puget Sound waste  •  Managing state lands

Sound Consumer, January/February 2022 | Issue No. 567