Sound Consumer archive
Earth Day, farm policy, and what consumers need to know
by A.V. Krebs, Editor/Publisher, Agribusiness Examiner
To honor Earth Day, an organic farmer and journalist considers farm policy in this political year ... many PCC shoppers and other consumers are increasingly aware that our nation's traditional claim as home to the cheapest and safest fed people on earth is beginning to ring hollow, even as government and corporate agribusiness seek to perpetuate such myths.
What's going on your garden?
Understanding labels for safer compost and fertilizer
Many gardeners take special pride in using the best fertilizer they can find, knowing they're enriching the soil while growing their favorite fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Sustainability profile — Herb Pharm
Setting a sustainable tone for the herb industry
by Cameron Woodworth
It's a comfort to know that, while taking care of your own health, you can help protect the environment as well. The folks at Herb Pharm, an herbal remedy company celebrating its 25th year, have created a line of 240 beneficial herbal products ranging from Echinacea to St. John's Wort.
Reduce cancer risk with healthy lifestyle choices
by Paul Reilly, ND
Despite frequent reports touting the latest "amazing breakthrough" in cancer therapy, the reality is that the best "treatment" for cancer is prevention. Making wise choices in diet and lifestyle can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer.
Celebrate Earth Day: help save farmland
by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund
This month's report includes: Shipley Fields update: report on final hearing, Help save the Bennington Place, donation during April from Merchant du Vin, Annual Report for 2003, and the donor roster for February 1 – 29, 2003.