PCC Sound Consumer August 2008 | PCC Natural Markets

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August 2008

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A key to wellness and longevity

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.

Future of Farming recommendations

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.


Not all shrimp are equal: wild shrimp vs. farmed shrimp

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.

Recipes: A shrimp by any other name ...

Whether you call them shrimp or prawns, they’re versatile summertime treats, hot off the grill or as an appetizer. See our recipes for: Grilled Prawns with Lemon and Parsley and Ceviche de Camarones.

Goldie Caughlan

The (sugar) beet goes on: GM sugar coming to market

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.

Notes from the Cellar

Still on the road, more or less

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.


Seasonal produce

The most perfect peaches

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.

What's new in store — August 2008

Learn about the products that are new to PCC in August. You’ll find local nectarines, raw milk, recycled school supplies and more.


Challenges to saving farmland, new program

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.

Letters to editor

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

News bites

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

Your co-op

Board welcomes two new trustees · Board report for June 24 · Nominating committee begins search for candidates · Next board meeting · Talk to the Board