Sound Consumer archive
by Matt Geyman
When we think about the food we eat, we may wonder about how and where the food was grown. But rarely do we think about the two million farm workers nationwide — and the 300,000 here in Washington — who tend and harvest the fruits and vegetables we enjoy so much.
by Tom Monahan
With its focus on sustainability, Seattle is a natural place to host the nation’s largest “green” consumer show, the Green Festival, a joint project of Global Exchange and Co-op America.
by Cynthia Lair
The dinner bell rings. Family members scoot their chairs up to the kitchen table to share a home-cooked meal made from fresh food. This iconic scene has faded some in the last few decades.
by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — to its shame! — recently approved a request by Monsanto to increase by 5,000 percent the amount of the toxic herbicide (glyphosate) residues that sugar beets can contain. The roots are the storage unit and producers of the sugar! Now there’s a tasty treat for the kiddies.
Farmers going to Mexico · Rising food prices · GM beet update · Downer cows will stay in food supply · Packaging and the environment · rBGH front group? · Fair labor chocolate · Parents in denial about obesity · No “cap and trade” for mercury
by Kelly Sanderbeck, Communications and Development Director, PCC Farmland Trust
Article discusses the concept of terroir and how it relates to the PCC Farmland Trust. Also mentioned are simple ways to support the Trust and a thank you to this month's corporate partners.