Sound Consumer archive
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.