Sound Consumer archive
June 2003


Hands holding an apple. Cover artwork for the June 2003 Sound Consumer.

The organic advantage

Landmark study from the UW on pesticides in the diet

by Cynthia Curl, M.S., Research Scientist,

Results of a new study show that children who eat a mostly organic diet have significantly lower pesticide exposures than do children who eat a mostly conventional diet.


Fremont sprouts a new PCC

The grand opening is less than a month away, and PCC's newest store is gearing up to be Fremont's tastiest shopping experience.


Rocket fuel in lettuce

by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager and Member, National Organic Standards Board

From numerous telephone calls and e-mails: "I recently heard a news report about 'rocket fuel in lettuce in California.' What's the background? Are lettuces at PCC affected, or other crops?"


Woman drinking from a water bottle

Reusing plastic water bottles may pose health risk

While people may think they're doing a good deed for the environment when they reuse water bottles, researchers say they could be risking their health.


Bart Walton, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Strong bones reflect a healthy lifestyle

by Bart Walton, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Acupuncture is rapidly becoming a common alternative therapy for various physical disorders ... [it] also has a long history in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders.


PCC Farmland Fund logo

Update on the Shipley Fields: Wal-Mart plans to build a big box right next door

by Jody Aliesan, PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Officer

This month: Update on the Shipley Fields, Stonyfield Farm gives to the Farmland Fund, and the donor roster for April 1 — 30, 2003.


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