Sound Consumer archive
by Cherie Calbom
Maybe you’ve been struggling to lose weight and just can’t seem to get those pounds off — or keep them off. You lose a few pounds only to gain them back, plus a few more. Or maybe you’re feeling sluggish, constantly fatigued. Take courage. All these symptoms could be signals that something is amiss, reminders that your body needs help.
by Trudy Bialic, Editor
It’s been more than 20 years since Washington state’s policy-makers drafted a strategic plan for agriculture. Now, they’ve started the process to develop a strategy for the next 20 years.
by Eli Penberthy
Whether skewered on kabobs, tossed in salads or dipped in cocktail sauce, shrimp is a quintessential summer food, as redolent of the season as melon or sweet corn. It’s no wonder shrimp has become our most popular seafood, accounting for 30 percent of all seafood sold in the United States. However, not all shrimp is delicious — or sustainable.
by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager
For the first time ever, GM sugar beets were planted this past spring in Washington, Oregon and the Midwest. Soon they’ll be harvested, processed and refined, and the sugar will reach out and grab you by this winter. All unlabeled, of course, masked like a criminal.
by Jeff Cox, Wine and Beer Merchandiser
No matter where you find yourself, whether Southern France or Eastern Washington, you can determine your location by the character and flavor of what’s in your glass.
Ah, the fragrant aroma and feel of a fresh peach — warm and sunny and wrapped in red velvet. Thanks to Bob and Shelly Berryman, PCC gets the most succulent peaches found anywhere.
Learn about the products that are new to PCC in August. You’ll find local nectarines, raw milk, recycled school supplies and more.
by Kathryn Gardow, Executive Director
PCC Farmland Trust
In this month's article Kathryn talks about the challenges associated with saving farmland. She also announces a new donation program, the Farmland Sustaining Circle, new staff and provides a profile of The Grange Café.
Supporting safer practices · High fructose corn syrup · Bikes for Education enroute to Togo · Fluoridated drinking water · Bisphenol-A and canned foods · Food storage in plastic? · Freezer jam · Quality standards
Organic shoppers more open-minded · Kellogg boycott · American nurses oppose rBGH · Glyphosate (Roundup®) worsens plant diseases · Detergents banned for water quality · Consumers think domestic food is safer · Non-stick cookware · Fortified foods may interfere with supplements · Campbell’s buys Wolfgang Puck