Sound Consumer archive
January 2006


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Imagine a sustainable city

by Chantal Stevens

When considering the ability of our planet to sustain itself over the next generations, cities are increasingly viewed as the decisive element. More people currently are living in cities than lived on the whole earth circa 1955.


Dairy cow

Access to pasture for organic dairy

by Trudy Bialic, editor

There’s progress in a controversy over “access to pasture” for organic dairy cows. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to issue an “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” at the end of January.


Baby and medical beakers

Microwaved food: is it healthy?

by Trudy Bialic, editor

For convenience, few kitchen tools can compare to the microwave oven. An estimated 90 percent of American households have one and most of us have used a microwave to reheat leftovers ... there’s much we do not know, but the research we have raises concern.


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PCC Farmland Trust growing in the New Year

by Summer Howe, PCC Farmland Trust Administrative and Development Officer

This month includes accomplishments from 2005, 2005 corporate donors, employer matching donations, Bennington Place update and educational tours offered by the Bennington Place farm.


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