PCC Sound Consumer | October 2002

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October 2002

Picture of tractor in field with captain, 'Organic standards go national.' Read about new standards being implemented in October 2002.

Organic Standards go national

by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager, and Consumer Member, National Organic Standards Board

We view the long-awaited official implementation of the USDA National Organic Standards on October 21 of this year as a significant milestone in a long journey.

What is a co-op?

by Trudy Bialic, Editor

October is National Co-op month celebrating 250 years of American co-ops. When PCC members think "co-op," they may think of organic and sustainably grown food, discounts, or a community-owned business not beholden to out-of-state stockholders. In fact, people join different co-ops for many reasons today ..

How to make the common cold uncommon


By Michael T. Murray, N.D.

Researchers tell us that it is "normal" to catch a cold four to six times per year. That may be normal, but it certainly doesn't have to be that way.

Oregon ballot measure: A 'pivotal moment' in the battle to label GE foods


by Cameron Woodworth, Communications Director, The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

Next month, Oregon voters will have a chance to send a powerful message to the nation: that Americans are demanding genetically engineered foods to be labeled.

Protecting the Shipley Fields: great progress in a short time

by Jody Aliesan, PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Officer

Highlights include "carrot chart" showing funds raised for Shipley Fields, the new Chinook Book, Wildwood Harvest Foods' support of the Farmland Fund, Good Nature Publishing offer of free print for donation of $100 or more, and the Donor Roster for August 1 – 31, 2002.

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