Sound Consumer
April 2014

Enjoy coverage of the issues you care about most.

The Sound Consumer is dedicated to informing and educating members and the public about food and agriculture, consumer concerns and co-op principles. Read it here or become a member and receive it FREE by mail.

Label battles

by Debra Daniels-Zeller

The food industry has a history of resisting transparency through mandatory labels. Label changes often are forged only after years of consumer pressure, industry arguments and legislation.

Questioning canola?

by Nick Rose, PCC Nutrition Educator

Canola oil continues to be one of the most controversial cooking oils. Some people claim canola is a heart-healthy cooking oil, while others claim canola is toxic and unfit for human consumption. Who's right?

Eating to beat genetics

by Tom Ballard, R.N., N.D.

The emerging field of epigenetics tells us our genes are influenced by diet and environment.

Green Cleaning

From all-purpose tile cleaners to phosphate-free dish detergents, PCC carries cleaning products that are safer for you and the environment.

What's new in store - April

PCC's private-label organic milk | Amy's candy bars | Caffe Vita PNG YUS coffee | PCC organic whey protein powder | One Degree Organic Foods cereal | Dolci Colline Prosecco | Love Grown Foods Super Oats hot cereal | Lost River "Salish Sea" white wine | Produce and Bakery finds

How about that halibut?

These lively, flavorful recipes make the most of the firm, tender fish.


Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about record Chinook salmon returns, Oregon's failure to restrict bee-killing pesticides, and thousands of Pacific starfish deaths.

News bites

Fluoride classed as neurotoxin · Coffee for hydration? · Argentina stops Monsanto · Meat plant inspector shortage? · Fracking increases birth defects? · Weed killers cause depression? · Climate hubs for farmers · Non-GMO raises stock value · Gut bacteria and the mind · Seafood toxin levels? · Banning microbeads? · Bee deaths stem from virus?

Your co-op community

PCC Cooks · PCC Egg Scramble · PCC Easter Fun · Bunny Bounce · Spring Planting Festival · Chinook Book Earth Month sale · Kosher for Passover sale · Kindiependent kids rock series · Seattle Weekly Voracious Tasting & Food Awards · Spring Food Drive

Letters to editor

Shampoo choices · Antibiotics in agriculture · BPA and BPS in receipts · Safe tea · Monsanto’s latest endeavors · Food waste · PCC-brand organic milk

PCC food bank program award

The PCC Food Bank Program has won the Food Marketing Institute's (FMI) 2013 Community Outreach Award in the category for programs addressing food insecurity.

Notice of annual membership meeting

Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.


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