Sound Consumer archive
by Kari Hamerschlag and Stacy Malkan
The media recently has published several high-profile articles challenging the superiority of organics. They're spreading wrong information and misrepresenting the truth. What's behind the attacks?
PCC has replaced Smith Brothers and Liberty brands of milk with local, organic milk after learning Smith and Liberty are produced using ionophores, a class of antibiotics.
Fifty members of Congress sent a letter to the USDA and EPA opposing new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soy and the Dow Chemical herbicide, Enlist Duo™, a new mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate.
Nut and seed butters provide loads of nutrition and flavor in delicious, creamy (or crunchy!) form. Whether you’re a cashew lover, prefer pecans or pumpkin seeds, or go wild for walnuts, here’s a sampling of what you’ll find at PCC.
Take a minute to send a letter to EPA urging it to move forward to protect Bristol Bay, home of one of the world's largest wild salmon runs, from proposed mining.
NOSB lawsuit · Organic in restaurants? · Air pollution hurts bees · Sugar industry obscures science · High-mercury fish for schools? · GE salmon risks · Dark chocolate for blood flow · El Salvador pressured to buy GE seeds · Cloned horses to race? · EPA to block Alaskan mine
Purchase GloryBee honey — available in jars and bulk — on sale this month at PCC. A portion of sales go to research aimed at solving Colony Collapse Disorder.
It’s back-to-school season — time for quick, nutritious dishes to pack in lunchboxes or whip up for an easy dinner or after-school snack.
by Trudy Bialic, Director of Public Affairs
All PCC organic apples and pears are produced without tetracycline — even though it was allowed by organic standards.
by Joel Preston Smith and Eli Penberthy
Bhutan could become the first country in the world to go 100-percent organic in its food production, part of the country’s decision to measure and improve Gross National Happiness.
Learn about Washington's expected record apple crop, the impacts of a raging wildfire season on Northwest agriculture, and drones spying on farms!