Sound Consumer archive
by Tom Ballard, R.N., N.D.
"What is detoxification?"
"My doctor says detoxification is quackery."
"Aren’t the levels of toxins too low to cause harm?"
These questions come up with increasing frequency in conversation and the media.
Food is always better than supplements for avoiding toxins, but if you want a boost in preparing your diet for a cleanse, a variety of products and books at PCC may help.
Clean, bright flavors are what make smoothies and juices so refreshing — they're the perfect thing for when you want to "cleanse."
Organic creates more jobs · AMA votes on GMO labels · California GMO initiative · "60 Minutes" on sugar · Saving old barns · Organic transition funds · Strawberries and methyl bromide · France reduces pesticides · Legal labor shortage · Antibiotics in animals · Drugs and arsenic for chickens · Monsanto buys bee research firm · Wolves help trees · Financiers advocate cleaner food · Bipartisan support for GMO labels
by Nick Rose, M.S.
To help shoppers make informed food choices in our stores, PCC is developing a database to provide nutrition information for our deli-made foods. It's a large project but we know this is important information that many shoppers want.
by Joel Preston Smith
The federal government recently acknowledged that salmon have a hard time swimming through concrete walls. It's too late for the native sockeye salmon population on the Elwah River — they're extinct — but the dozers are rolling.
It's looking to be a good summer for Northwest tree fruit, so get ready for all your summer favorites: peaches, nectarines, cherries and more! Healthy runs of troll-caught Chinook salmon are expected, as is a bumper harvest of Oregon pink shrimp.
Local, organic strawberries and organic stone fruit are finally here! Also: local, organic pastured meat, Caffe Vita coffee, local caramels, and more.