Sound Consumer archive
by Dr. Tom Ballard, RN, N.D.
Did you know oatmeal lowers cholesterol as well as statin drugs and without the side effects? Or that four ounces of legumes a week reduces cancer rates 22 percent — better than any drug? Unfortunately, these and other facts about nutrition are not part of the health care debate."
by Trudy Bialic, Editor
If ever there was a time for you as an organic consumer to stand up and be counted, it is now. I've never issued such a strong call to action in these pages in all my 10 years as editor. But we are at a pivotal moment in the organic movement.
by Eli Penberthy, Associate Editor
The year 2010 is shaping up as a very good one for the National Organic Program (NOP). The new director, Miles McEvoy, is promising an "Age of Enforcement," with stronger standards, increased collaboration with stakeholders, improved oversight, and penalties for violations.
by Mary Ann Reese
Are you hesitant to try plain yogurt because it might taste bitter? Try homemade yogurt. It is sweet even when unflavored, although you can add any flavor you like. Sweeten it with agave or pure maple syrup, or add organic berries, nuts or raisins. A squeeze of lemon is tasty, too.
Lots of new items to try for winter doldrums — Valentine's Day cards and candles, socks, herbs, probiotic bars and organic supplements for your dog.
by Jeff Cox, Beer and Wine Merchandiser
Now we're cookin'. As our side of the big blue ball wakes up and turns its face to the light, the waning days of last year and the annual fade-to-black already feel like ... well, a decade ago. But I have unfinished business from way back then.
The creamy, delicious milk from our local Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy tastes like milk from an earlier era. Fresh Breeze uses the traditional, slow vat pasteurization process or an old-fashioned, creamy consistency — so you really notice the flavor!
by Kathryn Gardow, Executive Director
February is one of my favorite months. It takes us from the short days of winter toward the longer days of spring. Evidence of the wan-ing days of winter is everywhere. In my garden, Snow Drops are prolific at the start of the month and gone by the end of the month.
Mark Kastel named a visionary · AMA advocates better food · Bayer liable for GE contamination · GE corn health risks · Frozen salmon more sustainable · Inert pesticide disclosure · Killer spices · Wanted: cattle rustlers · Chocolate milk reduces inflammation?