Sound Consumer archive
By Joel Preston Smith
PCC advocates buying organic and not just because of pesticides, antibiotics and hormones. Unlike conventional farmers, organic farmers can't use sewage sludge as fertilizer. It was one of the most hotly contested battles in developing national organic standards. Here's why.
Fair labor certified farms · GMO bourbon · Non-GMO sales growing fast · China suspends GE rice · Chicken welfare · Organic vet shortage · Horses for meat · BPA linked to obesity · Cephalosporin livestock ban · Climate change and cocoa · WSU in Afghanistan · Public land grazing
Researchers have found that exposure to light affects the nutrients of fruits and vegetables.
The consumer research firm, The Hartman Group, based in Bellevue, released findings on recent “food culture trends.”
by Trudy Bialic, editor
The bills SB 6298 and HB 2637 failed to move out of the Senate and House agriculture committees in late January, but the show of support seemed to surprise lawmakers. There were overflow crowds at the hearings and legislative aides say the number of people commenting was second only to support for same-sex marriage. Democratic aides say every single individual who called or e-mailed supported labeling. None were opposed.
Imagine your family collected every food and drink it consumes in a typical week — every carrot, every grain of quinoa, every coffee bean, every PCC take-and-bake pizza — and you took a snapshot of it all piled up in your kitchen. What would the photo show? That’s the question you may ask yourself after visiting the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture’s exhibit, “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats,” which runs through June 10 and is sponsored by PCC.
Learn what's happening with California Navel oranges, a virus infecting cherry trees, shrimping in Lousiana, and more.
We've got new crop Bartlett pears and Altaulfo mangoes; plus local corned beef for St. Patrick's Day, delicious banana bread from the PCC Bakery and more!
All coffee at PCC is organic, fairly traded, shade-grown, and Northwest-roasted. We’re excited to share the great quality of our brew and we’d love you to try it — stop by our coffee bars for a small drip coffee for just 50 cents all month! If you make your own at home, try any of these six brands, in packages or bulk.
Sure, a cup of joe can perk you up anytime, but why stop there? Cooking with coffee accentuates the flavor in a range of dishes.