Sound Consumer archive
November 2013


child with Mom baking

Why Cook?

The shared meal is no small thing: it is a foundation of family life, the place where our children learn the art of conversation and acquire the habits of civilization: sharing, listening, taking turns navigating differences, arguing without offending.


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Five myths about I-522: Setting the record straight

Read about some myths you may have seen and heard from the "No on 522" campaign about I-522, the People's Initiative to Label Genetically Engineered Foods — and how they distort the facts.


Letters to editor

Veterans farming · Yes on I-522 · WIC and organics · What's wrong with wheat? · Bee-killing pesticides · Boycott GMA foods? · Farmers sue biotech


almonds

A Paleo pantry

Grain-free baking

For the growing number of people avoiding grains, refined sugar and dairy, the holiday months can be difficult. But it's possible to make delicious baked goods with alternatives — think almond and coconut flour in place of all-purpose white flour, and coconut oil in place of butter.


No-bake Pumpkin Bars

Recipes from the November 2013 issue

Grain-free baking with natural sweeteners

Whether you're on the popular Paleo diet or just trying to cut down on refined flour and sugar, there's no need to deprive yourself of a little treat — especially this time of year.


maple syrup

Maple syrup: a healthy, versatile sweetener

by Karen McGeorge Sanders

As the leaves turn color, a pancake stack topped with real maple syrup makes a welcome treat. The taste difference between real and artificial maple syrup is as distinct as between butter and margarine.


News bites

"Monsanto Protection Act" expires · Bee thefts on the rise · Eat fruit, prevent diabetes · Fruits and vegetables economics · Fatty liver disease in kids · Food waste and climate change · Hog waste and drug resistance · Dead zones in the Gulf · Fishermen protest Walmart · Giant family farms · Mexico bans GE corn


apples

What's new in store — November 2013

Local, organic Pink Lady, Jazz and Pacific Rose apples, organic navel and Cara Cara oranges, and organic Satsuma Mandarin oranges light up our produce departments this month. Celebrate the season with gourmet popcorn in unique flavors, Medici Lambrusco Secco, Naches Heights "Papillon" white wine, and more!


Transparency in grocery

Soon after this paper arrives at PCC member homes, we'll know whether Initiative 522 to label genetically engineered foods has passed or failed at the ballot box.


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Soil & sea: reports from our producers

Organic sales continue to grow around the world. Also, learn about the record year for Columbia River fall Chinook, local efforts to sleuth out the cause of bumblebee decline, the effects of algae in Northwest waters, and more.


PCC Board of Trustees report

Next board meeting · Nominating committee · Board member does international cooperative work · Ends reporting


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