Sound Consumer archive
May 2004


Boys pushing shopping cart, cover artwork for May 2004 Sound Consumer

The true cost of food

by Judith Yarrow and Trudy Bialic

What is the real cost of food? The tangible costs at the checkout stand are obvious, but what about the intangibles? How much more does food cost than what we see on our receipts?


Buying local pays off

IN ECONOMIC GAIN AND LOWER COSTS

by Dave Smith, Lawrence, Kansas Community Mercantile Co-op

PCC Natural Markets, like other co-ops across the country, is a locally owned business that intentionally supports other locally owned growers and businesses. To anyone with a stake in their local economy, buying from local businesses pays off.


Michael T. Murray, N.D.

Diabetes: a 21st century epidemic

by Michael T. Murray, N.D.

Diabetes is a very serious disorder, and current conventional medical treatment has undoubtedly led to many diabetics living healthier and longer. But the best treatment for any disease is primary prevention. Can diabetes be prevented?


PCC vendors make a difference through alternative energy profiles

SUSTAINABILITY profile

by Cameron Woodworth

With gas prices on a seemingly never-ending upward spiral, alternative energy is increasingly on the minds of businesses and consumers. Three of PCC's major vendors — Kettle Foods, Traditional Medicinals and White Wave — have announced exciting and pioneering alternative energy programs in the production of their food and drinks.


PCC Farmland Fund logo

Honor your mother, remember loved ones: help save farmland

by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund

This month's report includes: Update on the Bennington Place challenge grant, Pike Brewery donation during May, Thundering Hooves family farm tour, Wal-Mart and Shipley Fields update, and the donor roster for March 1 – 31, 2004.


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