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by Maria Rodale
You probably buy organic food because you believe it’s better for your health and the environment but you also may have heard criticism that “organic cannot feed the world.” Biotech and chemical companies have spent billions of dollars trying to make us think that synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are necessary to feed a growing population.
by Bill Thorness
Freezing and dehydrating are easier than canning and a great way to preserve some of our favorite summer foods that have a short season and seem to disappear all too soon.
by Joel Preston Smith
Once touted as a panacea for America’s energy ills, biofuels now are charged with jacking up food prices, felling rainforests, boosting greenhouse gases, culling biodiversity, and deepening hunger in food-insecure nations.
As sunny summer days give way to fall’s cool, crisp nights, Scott Leach Orchards will be ready to fill our fruit bowls with the treasures of fall: crunchy apples and creamy pears — certified organic, of course.
Zucchini with zip: Fresh takes on a mellow and delicate late-summer staple.
Roasted Zucchini with Saffron and Garlic en Papillote · Zucchini Ribbons with Herbed Goat Cheese · Mexican-style Stuffed Zucchini
We're excited to offer 100 percent grass-fed, organic milk and cream from Pure Èire Dairy in Touchet, Wash. Also look for new crop, local, organic pears, and more
by Jeff Cox, Beer and Wine Merchandiser
Once upon a time, well before cans, bottles or kegs, before micro and macro, before Jesus, Jahweh, Mohammed, Krishna or Buddha, before atheism raised them one with no god at all, before people had gotten around to doing pretty much anything, some enterprising, thoroughly inspired soul invented beer.
by Kristin Vogel, Communications & Education Associate
Calling all foodies! On Sunday, September 26, PCC Farmland Trust will hold its third “Local Chefs for Local Farms” event at Café Juanita in Kirkland. In a separate event, tour Orting Valley Farms at Pierce County HarvestFest.
Raw almond ruling · Grass-fed milk · Calcium supplement heart risk? · USDA olive oil standards · OTA challenges dietary guidelines · Food companies promise to cut calories · Bayer liable for GE contamination · Chile publicizes GE farmers · Court stops GE sugar beets · Washington bans methyl iodide