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Sound Consumer archive
February 2004


Text image that says 'What's the beef?' from the cover artwork for the February 2004 Sound Consumer

What's the beef?

Public schools may now serve irradiated meat

by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager

The flurry of food safety stories making headlines recently is hard to keep up with and digest ... And there's hope that getting these stories on the table, so to speak, is raising awareness and forcing some change toward a more accountable and healthier food system.


PCC beef and meat

Long before mad cow disease made headlines, the careful animal husbandry practices by PCC's meat vendors afforded a high level of consumer confidence.


Essential Chocolates

Sustainability profile — Sweet and sustainable: Essential Chocolate

by Mimi Ford

Good news for chocolate lovers: there is a new chocolate maker in town, the Essential Chocolate Company — and their organic product is delicious.


Patricia Fluhrer, Pharm.D, M.D.

Job stress and finding solutions

by Patricia Fluhrer, Pharm.D, M.D. and Carol Vecchio, Executive Director, Centerpoint Institute

The new year is a time when many people evaluate the course of their lives, including their jobs. Does your job make you feel overwhelmed, trapped or out-of-control? Beware ... job-related stress can be a strong contributor to making us ill.


PCC Farmland Fund logo

USFWS grants $1 million to partnership for Meadowbrook project

by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund

This month's report includes: A $1 million grant to the Meadowbrook project partnership, notice of upcoming information on the Farmland Fund's newest farm — the Bennington Place, and the donor roster for December 1 – 31, 2003.


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