PCC Sound Consumer | September 2003

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September 2003

Organic — celebrating the success, facing the challenge

by Cameron Woodworth

As September is National Organic Harvest Month, we celebrate the first birthday of the National Organic Standards ... and prepare for the work ahead. These are exciting times for organic food fans.

Campaign to label GE foods: Volunteers needed

Starting in mid-October, during National Co-op Month, PCC will renew its support for the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. PCC ran its first GE labeling campaign in 2000 when U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced labeling legislation.

Harry Lydiard and friend Spike. Harry, a retired veterinarian, has served as Clallam County Commissioner and North Olympic Land Trust board member. An active conservationist and a key conservation buyer, he saved part of the historic Bell Farm (turquoise) from development.

The Farmland Fund partners to protect the Meadowbrook farmland

by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund

First we focused on land near the Dungeness River — saving the Delta Farm was key to that plan. Now attention moves eastward to secondary watersheds, all the way to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Also read about the Taylor's Checkerspot butterfly.

Healthy Career Choices

by Larry Gaffin

"Work should nourish the soul and the spirit, as food does the body. Yet, for too many, work is little more than a paycheck and far too stressful for balance." Larry Gaffin talks about sustainable careers decision making — a process of finding work that prvoides a meaningful livelihood ...

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Celebrate organic harvest!

by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund

This month's article includes: Sunfield Farm and Shipley Fields updates, "Soybeans" verse from the anthology In Praise of Fertile Land, Farmland Fund Highlghts — Seattle Tilth goes to the Delta Farm, and the donor roster for June 1 — 30, 2003.

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