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A quick schooling in eco-friendly fish
By Cameron Woodworth
It's the seafood lover's Catch-22: Studies suggest that a diet rich in fish is good for you. At the same time, ecologists say the oceans are in trouble and the world's fisheries are rapidly being depleted. What's a concerned shopper to do?
New kit available to help parents protect children from pesticides
By Erika Schreder, Washington Toxics Coalition
A Healthy Schools Pesticide Action Kit for parents and community activists is now available from the Washington Toxics Coalition. The kit is designed as a resource for people who are concerned about pesticide use in schools and want to take action in their local school districts.
The problem with cancer and what we can do about it
ask the doctor
by Davis W. Lamson, MS, ND; Tahoma Clinic, Kent, WA
Most of the health problems we encounter in our lives are annoying, but not life threatening. However, there are a few for which just the mention of the word may be frightening. Cancer is one of those. The central issue with cancer is that it really is a cascading problem. See also companion article, Organic food may be more nutritious.
"Futures" — investing in faith
by Jody Aliesan, PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Officer
In economic terms, "futures" are bulk commodities — such as corn, wheat or rice — bought for future receipt or sold for future delivery. The crops haven't yet been grown and harvested. The agreements are made in faith. The Farmland Fund's "futures" are your gifts and loans, made in trust, as we move toward saving our next farm. See also in this article: Farmland Fund Annual Report for 2001, Elder loans, Mother's Eve Benefit Concert, Small Changes and donor roster.