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.
by Jill Lightner
Farmers, researchers and chefs are collaborating to grow and test flavorful local grains.
2015 Chinook Book sale · Patty Pan Kickstarter campaign · Help PCC in a community beautification project! · Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run/walk · PCC Spa Days · Added Sugars: Such sweet sorrows · Coffee bean class · Green Lake Gobble · Woodland Park Zoo WildLights · Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony · PCC Cooks
Valuing Sound Consumer · The assault against organics · Antibiotics in apples and pears · Non-organic ciders · Fair labor on farms · Lead in cocoa? · Bulk · Natural Flavors · Global warming and agriculture
Animals grazing on their natural diet of grass produce foods that are high in both nutrition and flavor. Try PCC’s grass-fed meats, dairy and eggs and protein powders.
Curries offer complex combinations of spices or herbs, and sometimes chiles, all offset by creaminess from coconut milk or dairy. They’re a special (but easy) way to feature some of PCC’s grass-fed foods — beef, lamb, eggs, milk, cream and yogurt.
Come get new-crop organic Comice pears, Satsuma mandarins and Cara Cara oranges, plus quinoa Mac & Cheese, sprouted watermelon seeds, portions of frozen seafood, and a few PCC-exclusive wines!
Learn about the link between the hazelnut industry and Nutella, how Coho salmon fishermen fared this summer, why we’re eating less cereal, and more.
by Steve Robinson
There's a battle at the state level over how much local fish we're supposed to be eating and it all hinges on the state's water quality standards. Big business is pushing to minimize water quality protection and allow the levels of pollution it believes are necessary to boost the economy.
Antibacterial honey · Bayer sued over bees · Butterflies and climate change · Beekeepers vs. GE · Bacteria in cheese · Chicken producer drops antibiotics · Farmers help birds · Diet sodas and the microbiome · Misleading chicken ad · Food additive database? · Supermarkets vs. industry · Apples fight obesity?
by Trudy Bialic
There’s a new apple with a number of exceptional traits hitting PCC’s produce tables by the end of this month or early December: the Opal apple. It’s crispy, sweet-tart and never browns!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program has upgraded the sustainability rating of several West Coast fish.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reversed a 2004 advisory that pregnant women should shun most seafood.
PCC has implemented a moratorium on bringing in new foods containing the controversial ingredient, carrageenan.
More than 2,200 brands making more than 20,000 products now are verified by the non-GMO Project.