Sound Consumer archive
by Barry Lia, Ph.D., and Eli Penberthy
Much as we think of our own bodies as comprised of essential organs, the biodynamic approach to farming also views farms as "organisms," with various "organs" working in harmony. Biodynamic farmers create biodiverse farms that rely little on outside inputs.
PCC carries a variety of wines and body care products produced with ingredients from biodynamic farms.
Host a Kitchen Conversation to support I-522. Also: Connecticut passes a GE labeling bill, Ben & Jerry's scoops free ice cream to support labeling, and Asia suspends Northwest wheat after GE wheat was found in Oregon.
by Eli Penberthy, editor
It used to be that if you wanted to raise money to start or expand a business, your first stop was the bank. That's no longer true for a growing number of entrepreneurs, including a handful of local farmers and food artisans.
Is there anything more fun to eat than fresh summer rolls and wraps? They're crunchy and colorful, and dipping them in delicious sauces is about as satisfying as it gets for finger food.
Berries for brain health · Edmonds sustainable ag grant · Coffee rust threat · Chipotle identifies GMOs · Foie gras ban · Labor shortage continues · Roundup residue limit raised · Fast food linked to allergies · GE fish breed with wild · White Wave separates from Dean · Insects for lunch? · Washington organics' value up
Local, organic Lapin cherries, blueberries, leaf lettuce and fava beans are not to miss this month, along with summer fruit tarts handmade in our bakery, organic tortillas, local cranberry juices, Powers Winery wines and more!
by Debra Daniels-Zeller
Millions of orange and black Monarch butterflies across the United States and southern Canada take off to fly south every year. But this great migration is in trouble. Monarch populations have dropped 59 percent in 2012 from the previous year.
Throughout the summer PCC is selling Salmon-Safe certified local flowers from a local floral cooperative. "Local flower farmers understand what varieties grow best in their region, and in each season," says Diane Szukovathy of Jello Mold Farm, one of the co-op's founding members.
The cherry crop may be smaller this year, while chickpea plantings are booming due to the growing popularity of hummus. More news: the nation's aquifers are shrinking, and the U.S. has lifted a ban on many Italian cured meats.