Sound Consumer archive
by Cameron Woodworth and Eli Penberthy
When Governor Chris Gregoire announced a $4.5 million state-federal initiative to boost shellfish production in Puget Sound and clean up the environment last December, it was met with both praise and criticism.
Edible forest · Chick hatcheries booming · Imported shrimp · Pecan thieves · Wild salmon not holding up · Pastured chicken v. organic? · GE corn loses edge on pests · Caramel color cancer warning? · Pasteurized almonds · Salt/potassium balance
A deal between the commercial egg industry and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is facing resistance in Congress. The chair of the House Agriculture Committee says he won't allow a hearing for a bill that would double the living space required for egg-laying hens.
A Purdue University study indicates pesticides are one cause of Colony Collapse Disorder among honeybees. Some say the study suggests pesticides called neonicotinoids may even be the major or precipitating cause — with mites and other problems the final blow.
Join us on Saturday, May 12 for an educational tour of two Walla Walla farms and meet three farmers who have decided to modify their business practices and make a commitment to farming their land sustainably.
By Helen Vaskevitch
Students at The Evergreen State College and Seattle University are making sustainable, local food a priority.
Read producer reports about Washington apples, organic Haas avocados, exports of beef, pork and lamb, Pacific halibut prices, Rainbow trout production and Idaho caviar.
Spring is in full swing with local, organic asparagus and rhubarb, and you can taste the season in the PCC Bakery with Strawberry-Rhubarb pie and lemon cupcakes! Also try hard ciders from an Olympic Peninsula orchard, and new lines of skincare and cosmetics.
"How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?" wondered the famous chef Julia Child. We couldn't agree more and, judging from our bread aisle, we've got nothing to worry about in our little corner of the country. Read about PCC staff favorites — all organic — from hearty whole-grain to classic sourdough.
Is there a person on the planet who doesn't love a good sandwich? Simple or fancy, elegant or down-home, there are few foods as satisfying as a slice or two of your favorite bread topped with ... well, just about anything!