Sound Consumer archive
April 2004


Collage of farm images, from the cover artwork for the April 2004 Sound Consumer

Earth Day, farm policy, and what consumers need to know

by A.V. Krebs, Editor/Publisher, Agribusiness Examiner

To honor Earth Day, an organic farmer and journalist considers farm policy in this political year ... many PCC shoppers and other consumers are increasingly aware that our nation's traditional claim as home to the cheapest and safest fed people on earth is beginning to ring hollow, even as government and corporate agribusiness seek to perpetuate such myths.


Hands in dirt - organic!

What's going on your garden?

Understanding labels for safer compost and fertilizer

Many gardeners take special pride in using the best fertilizer they can find, knowing they're enriching the soil while growing their favorite fruits, vegetables and flowers.


Harvesting fields at the Herb Pharm.

Sustainability profile — Herb Pharm

Setting a sustainable tone for the herb industry

by Cameron Woodworth

It's a comfort to know that, while taking care of your own health, you can help protect the environment as well. The folks at Herb Pharm, an herbal remedy company celebrating its 25th year, have created a line of 240 beneficial herbal products ranging from Echinacea to St. John's Wort.


Paul Reilly, ND

Reduce cancer risk with healthy lifestyle choices

by Paul Reilly, ND

Despite frequent reports touting the latest "amazing breakthrough" in cancer therapy, the reality is that the best "treatment" for cancer is prevention. Making wise choices in diet and lifestyle can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer.


PCC Farmland Fund logo

Celebrate Earth Day: help save farmland

by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund

This month's report includes: Shipley Fields update: report on final hearing, Help save the Bennington Place, donation during April from Merchant du Vin, Annual Report for 2003, and the donor roster for February 1 – 29, 2003.


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