Sound Consumer archive
October 2013


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Q&A — Facts about I-522

by Trudy Bialic

The opposition campaign to create doubt about the routine simplicity of labeling genetically engineered foods is well underway. Here are some points to understand before ballots arrive in voters' mailboxes mid-month.


honeybee & GloryBee honey

Save the bee

Join PCC and GloryBee Foods in saving the honeybee. Bees not only provide us with honey, but they also pollinate more than one-third of our food crops.


plants & herbs

Are there bee-killing pesticides in your garden?

"Bee-friendly" garden plants sold by Home Depot, Lowe's and other top garden retailers around the country contain neonicotinoid pesticides that can poison bees.


Pecan Honey Cake

Recipes from the October 2013 issue

Sweet on honey

Drizzle honey over toast, fruit and yogurt, or try incorporating it into all your favorite cooking methods. It helps retain moisture in baked goods and acts as a thickener when whisked into dressings and sauces.


Letters to editor

What ingredients are safe? · Food waste · Pesticide residues · Debunking GE lies · GE-free bacon · Healthy bakery items · Elimination diet · Boycott GMA foods?


News bites

Breakfast for heart health · New gluten-free regulations · WSU organic farm · Quinoa research · Devastating drought · BPA, phthalates linked to obesity · Meatpacker to continue drug · GE flies · Midwest farms' water conservation? · Salmon virus whistleblowers · Syngenta sues to use pesticides


farmworker

By small farmers, for small farmers: farmer-owned fair trade

by Phyllis Robinson

Starting next month, you'll see a colorful new symbol on the Equal Exchange's fair trade, organic bulk coffee bins at PCC. The symbol represents the first farmer-owned and -run fair trade certification system and guarantees the coffee comes from small farmers, not large plantations.


pumpkins

What's new in store — October 2013

Find local, organic Pink Lady and Gala apples, Sugar Pie pumpkins, Asian and Comice pears and more fall delights in our produce department. Also don't miss new muffin and granola varieties made from scratch in our bakery, including a Honey-Almond granola that supports the Save the Bee initiative.


apples

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about a juicy new apple variety coming soon, why avocado size is smaller this year, and updates on growing local quinoa and Oregon hazelnuts.


PCC Board of Trustees report

Board reports · Board application deadline · Board outreach event · PCC Farmland Trust


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