Sound Consumer archive
January 2001


What's New in Store

By Trudy Bialic

You'll find new products in our stores that no one else has in our area. You'll also see new changes in our stores to help you understand what makes PCC special and to help you choose the foods and healthcare products that are best for you and your lifestyle.


Organic News and Views

By Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager

My shiny crystal ball indicates that shortly before you read this, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) probably will have just published its second attempt to establish national organic standards. If so, the standards will appear in the Federal Register for public input and comment.


Mudbugs at the Bayou — Strange Name, Great Food

By Andrew Jayasundera

"You often see plates like that in New Orleans antique shops," commented my old friend Marie, who grew up around that city during the Depression era. She was gazing at a wall display of plates, each with an illustration of a fish framed by a wide rim of cobalt and gold.


Want to Join this Intentional Community and Farm Organically?

Salt Creek Intentional Community (SCICom) shares the values of PCC —particularly concern for environmentally sustainable, healthful food production. Our vision of community is six to eight "families" willing to take responsibility to learn, communicate honestly, cooperate and adapt to create balanced, peaceful lives while restoring and then sustaining our natural environment on 55 acres of forest, creek and farmland.


Why the Farmland Fund?

by Jody Aliesan, President and Operating Officer

Before the 2000 census, the United States Census Bureau announced it would "no longer count the number of Americans who live on farms." According to census figures, the number of U.S. farming people had declined for 41 years by nearly half-a-million people a year. By 1991, 32 percent of farm managers and 86 percent of farm workers did not live on the land they farmed.


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