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by Trudy Bialic, Director of Public Affairs
You think the odds of getting I-522 on the state ballot to label GMO foods are stacked against us? You're right.
Learn who opposes I-522 »
by Chris Keefe
Until labels for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) become mandatory, we have two voluntary labels for GMO avoidance — certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.
by Eli Penberthy, co-editor
Stricter immigration enforcement, an ineffective guestworker program, and lack of national immigration reform are to blame for shrinking the number of available farmworkers.
Washington crop circles · Cattle for climate change? · Honey theft · Bhutan's organic pledge · Cities tapping aquifers · 2,4-D soy · GMOs killing butterflies? · Walnuts boost semen quality · Alaska salmon drops MSC · Regulating factory farm pollution? · Trans fats and aggression · Occupy Monsanto
It's always hard to say goodbye to the luscious berries, cherries and peaches of summer, but true fruit-lovers take heart in one of the jewels of autumn: the lovely apple.
Pie, crisp, crumble .... everyone has a favorite dessert recipe for apples. But why save fall's favorite fruit for the end of the meal?
Go raw! From "pies" to "cookies" made with coconut and nuts, to and kale chips and pistachio butter, PCC offers a range of raw foods that are as delicious as they are healthy.
by Eli Penberthy
Chocolate's good for the heart, skin and even mood — and here's yet another reason to indulge: eating chocolate from responsible companies can support farmers in developing countries around the world.
Learn how the national drought is affecting cattle farmers and Washington's apple industry, and why Alaskan Coho salmon had a disappointing summer.